Checking in - how are you doing?

Hope you are doing OK.

With lockdown being announced in Victoria again I just wanted to say hi and ask how you are.

Deputy Chief Happiness Office Alfred Gary Ablett Mahoney (aka Alfie) and I just wanted to check in, say hi and see how you are doing.

In my video, I shared some resources you might find uplifting and helpful over the next week or so.

1. The Well-Being Wednesday interviews Louise Thomson and I did last year with women from rural, regional and remote Australia - they are free on my website and contain interviews with women about their lives, challenges they face, and what they do to look after their well-being. Inspirational, real and uplifting stories from some wonderful women - click here to view.

2. Untamed - a book by Glennon Doyle. "Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is the story of navigating divorce, forming a new blended family, and discovering that the brokenness or wholeness of a family depends not on its structure but on each member’s ability to bring her full self to the table. And it is the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts so that we become women who can finally look at ourselves and say: There She Is."

3. Untamed podcast interview - Brené Brown talks to Glennon Doyle about her book

"Strap yourselves in! In this episode, I talk to my dear friend and sister Cheetah, Glennon – author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Untamed. This is an honest conversation about walking away from the lifelong training that keeps us small, quiet, and afraid, and embracing our wild, brave hearts."

4. The Unlocking Us podcast - interviews Brené Brown has done over lockdown and beyond. Join researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.

Look after yourselves and remember to be kind to yourself and others. And please feel free to let me know how you are if that is of help to you. I am here to be of service to wonderful people!

xxx Cynthia