3 Steps to Developing a Smiling Mindset

There’s nothing more uplifting than sharing a smile – a mirrored reflection of pure love and joy. Even if only for a brief moment in time, this transaction has the unique ability to lift spirits and connect. The more we consciously choose to smile or laugh, the more we re-wire o

When I was diagnosed with bowel cancer, I wanted to hide and cry. I did this instead.

A cancer diagnosis is not usually associated with laughter, and believe you me it was far from my initial response. Who could laugh at a bowel cancer diagnosis at 42 – or any age really? 

Want To Live A Long And Happy Life? Start Laughing More Today

We all love to laugh, but there’s far more to a good giggle than simply providing a high. An innate ability, laughter developed even before we could say dada or mama. And in terms of innate abilities, laughter is one of the best. What better feeling is there than being lost in laughte

Mummy why did you get cancer

Excerpt from “Laughing at cancer – How to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness“, first published by Bowel Cancer Australia for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month     Sometimes the burdens of life mount like a pressure cooker, exploding its lid and bursting wi

Laughter Yoga in Aged Care

Laughter yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines simulated laughter exercises with yogic breathing (pranayama), and clapping. It is an ideal activity to conduct with older people with its many associated physical, emotional and social health benefits. It is a great way to enha

SOL – Smile Out Loud

Close your eyes. Imagine walking into a room filled with people you love all smiling at you. How does that make you feel? The humble smile is an amazing thing. It not only enriches your wellbeing, but also that of others. It’s free, but is sometimes the most meaningful gift we can giv

Mind full or Mindful?

Liberation of one’s mind, body and spirit, can be achieved through a simple and beautiful inner resource: Mindfulness. By actively pursuing mindfulness daily, one can reach an eternal level of both personal and external understanding. Once one’s mind has been opened to it, change almo

Just Breathe

One might think that something as innate as breathing would be something we all do naturally well. Yet the way we breathe fulfills much more than a functional life-preserving role. Daily mindful breathing has the capacity to reduce stress and revolutionize your mental health and overa

BUPA’s Blue Room interviews Ros on health benefits of laughter

The Blue Room LOL: The benefits of having a good giggle We all know it feels good to laugh – but laughter might also be good for your wellbeing.  Carol Kilkenny   Wander through a children’s playground and there’s a good chance you’ll hear an orchestra of l

Being Mindful

The following is a guest blog that I wrote for SpiritGrow Mindfulness Meditation Centre about mindfulness.  I am republishing it to coincide with Mindful in May.  Details about how you can join Mindful in May are at the end of the blog. One