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Arrive Curious Leave Inspired

Updated: Oct 16, 2021

What if every day was like this? Be curious - This is a new moment, wake up and its time to play ... Instead of work I have been toying with play. Instead of being frustrated I became curious at what I could learn today. Instead of thinking I'm surrounded by fools, I got excited to see the world through their eyes to see what I could learn. When I felt the frustration rise in my belly I took it as an anchor to laugh - WHY - Well why not ... getting frustrated clearly was not working for me.

The benefits of working from home is that you can sit at your desk between meetings and have a quick laughter therapy session. I have to thank John back in my days of working in Amsterdam for this - he would just start chuckling, the shoulders would jiggle up and down a bit, then as he leaned back in turned into more of a laugh, as he rocked back and forth a wee chuckle came out, soon he was definitely into the chortling before the guffawing and roaring and howling ensued. It was not long before all of the office came to the party.

So I was remembering when I first arrived in Sydney and the receptionist was not having a great day. I suggested laughter therapy whilst she gave me this very strange look and went back into her sulk mode where she was quite at home. So I sniggered, I watched her irritation at me as she was trying to wallow in her sadness. My snigger turned into a mild laugh - her irritation grew. As she tried to usher me away I was in full blown laughter now and I could see the sides of her mouth smile upwards - she couldn't get rid of me and she couldn't not smile. I was well into my deep belly laughing now as the contagious laughter was catching as two other people appeared and started laughing even though they didn't know why they were laughing. Finally I broke her - she was laughing so hard tears were streaming down her face.

But I wouldn't stop - I soon raised the bar with some serious loud side splitting convulsions which made everyone lift the laughter up a notch. Soon enough she completely forgot why she moping and she couldn't stop laughing - so I just stopped laughing and walked off. At lunchtime she came and brought me some flowers and thanked me for cheering her up. I didn't need them - I was buzzing from all the laughter and watching her trying to explain to some visitors why she couldn't stop laughing. Whenever I came in she always smiled - I guess she was too scared to be sad, just in case I made her laugh.

I have been reminiscing this as I play with my 2 day old apple. Yes I have managed to forget my password, not find the on button - reset my Apple ID and grin smile and remind myself its a new toy and I can't get annoyed. After an hour of googling and being unable to find the on/off button - I contacted apply support. I was determined to cheer up the support person because I really just wanted to throw this damn thing off the balcony.

She cracked me up with her *wiggle my hips to celebrate* as she patiently guided me through the process of what I needed to do. Success in the end and I am happy with the Mac (for now) - hope I remember my password tomorrow. So I am convincing myself that I will not judge myself when I don't know how to do things on a Mac. I am allowing my brain time to create the new neural pathways required. I promise myself when I sense frustration I will laugh.

So far so good and as I am a galaxy girl I was quite surprised to see photos on my new Mac. How did they get there - aah yes an apple iPhone I owned 2 years back for a job and so I am enjoying seeing some old pictures of how life was back then. Loving my pictures of Seattle and the memories that this brings back.

This is probably the reason I fell in love with face reading. I mean I got curious - I got really curious. Benefits to face reading is that you never get bored - You will always find something new on peoples faces which makes you go back to the text book to understand the nuances between the features. Everyone has a face (some people have two 😉 ). I can sit on the bus and practise practise practise - you would be amazed how quickly you can connect with people. Then I get real inspired - everyone has a story to tell, an obstacle they have overcome and deep hurts they are healing from. Once I get curious, its great to connect and people really open up - never underestimate the power of a smile, always be open to speak to strangers - you may be the only person they speak to that day.

I have so many amazing people - I met at bus stops, falling off my bike in front of an Amish taxi drivers, climbing mountains, seeing gorillas in Rwanda, walking the Camino - too may to share - and I am grateful to have met people on those adventures who I am still friends with today - so arrive curious and leave inspired.

Marie is a qualified Master Practitioner and Teacher in Face Reading, Psychosomatic Therapy and NLP. With more than 15 years of experience, Marie brings a unique blend of skill and discernment into these untapped spiritual disciplines. Marie offers inspirational insights into your inner self and personal potential. Reach out to Marie via

" My passion is to make a difference to people, empowering them to be their best. This can be achieved by increasing their self awareness,

and maintaining a bodymind balance."

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