Book Giveaway Result & Update On My Return to Lisbon ✨

On my last blog post, I announced a book giveaway to celebrate a WordPress milestone – 400 readers. As promised, I randomly selected the winner yesterday night, using a google’s number generator (Google becomes handier and handier!). In total, there were 9 comments, but only 8 were eligible, so that’s why you will see in the picture that I asked for a random number between 1 and 8 and not between 1 and 9.

God bless Google. And the winner was…

*drums rolling*

Bushra, author of the blog Bushra’s Lifestyle

 Here is her answer to the question What is Happiness to you?:

Happiness to me is helping others and watching them grow. growing up my mother taught us “Always do good to others and it will bring you tons of joy”. I couldn’t agree any more as growing old that’s the most peaceful thing for me now. Although the bigger joy to me is when I see my kids, especially being a mother of a girl with Down Syndrome makes me so happy.

How inspiring is this? I love reading people’s perspectives on happiness and life. Helping others and nourishing them is one of the many ways we can boost our own happiness.

I would like to thank Bushra and all the other beautiful people who participated on this very first book giveaway here at The Wellbeing Blogger. Please make sure you visit the original book giveaway’s post and read the answers of all the other inspiring bloggers, because you will love it! I know I did, and I will reply back to each one of them as soon as I can – right now I’m in the middle of packing as much as I can and I haven’t been able to use my laptop much.

Things have been stressful, but G. has helped me a lot, I don’t even know what I can say to express how much he has supported me over these last few weeks in Canterbury. And yes, it will be messier to leave him and I don’t really know what’s going to happen on that regard. He is very loving and I’m not in the right state of mind to see things in perspective.  All I know, and he was the first one to tell, is that I could at least try to leave with some peace and good memories. So that’s what I’m trying to do while carrying bags and getting rid of a huge piles of old papers in my office… and having pizza, and wine, and kebabs, and burgers…

I hope to post again soon. I had planned to start a new series here on the blog inspired by another fellow WordPress blogger. To give you a taste, I will be posting on a daily basis using questions that have been designed to help potential couples knowing each other better. I will explain everything hopefully later today, but if not… you know I got carried away with more bags and boxes. 🙂

Book Giveaway + 400 Readers

Hey beautiful people,

My blog just hit the 400 followers mark on WordPress! I’m very happy to have achieved this mile before going back home and I want to celebrate it with you here, so… I’m hosting a book giveaway! 

Now, before I go into the book giveaway, I would like to thank you all for your support and time. I started blogging when I was 12, but this blog is the first one to last so many days and months: it will be 2 years old in early 2019! 

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365 Days of Happiness #BookReview

 

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Do you struggle to find happiness in your day-to-day life? Do you think happiness is something out of reach right now? What if I told you that you can now work your way to happiness, one day at a time? That’s exactly what Jacqueline has to offer you in her high-vibrational book “365 Days of Happiness”.

Jacqueline Pirtle is an incredible energy healer and happiness coach. She has led workshops and many other life-changing events. She integrates aspects such as energy healing, law of attraction, and other holistic approaches to wellness and health. If there’s something Jacqueline knows very well is the importance of becoming aware of our own energy and use it to create and live the best version of ourselves.

Jacqueline does not, however, dismisses the importance of walking the talk as well. In 2017, Jacqueline decided to commit herself to work towards her own happiness and she did so by writing and exploring everyday what makes her happy! The result is an inspirational book which will make you rethink what happiness really means to you as well as support you in the discovery and exploration of different ways through which you can boost your own happiness!

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Each entry on “365 Days of Happiness” was an invitation for me to slow down, to have my hygge moment, and remember myself that happiness can be found literally anywhere I put my attention and awareness on. I often also felt that Jacqueline was just sitting right there, having a cup of tea with me while sharing her inspiring and whimsical reflections on happiness. Each day, there was a new whole conversation to open the doors of my mind and heart!

I want to share with your a passage from Jacqueline’s book that spoke deeply to me:

If you have psychical pain, acknowledge it. Accept, respect, appreciate, thank, and love your pain for the communication it brings. Then find something in your body that represents happiness, and mindfully focus on that. Take, for instance your smile. Mindfully focus on your smile! This will create happy energy in you which you will fill every cell of your body with, initiating health and healing. Practise happy mindfulness at all times! That IS happiness! (Day 250, p. 254)

And happiness is indeed moving our mind and energy to the good that already exists – in ourselves and in the world. Happiness is like a free-flowing intelligence that expands your inner vision and heart space, connecting us to what really matters in life. Hence, if you are looking for a heart-warming and light read on happiness, Jacqueline’s book is one of my book recommendations to you. In it, you will find many thoughts and practical suggestions to find your own way to happiness… and live a more joyful life!

Interested in getting this book? You can find it here.

If you are a Wellbeing author and you would like me to review your book here, please tell me more about you and your book – you send me a direct message here.