The Art of Happiness 1

We criticise ourselves so much -it is always good to remind ourselves of our achievements, fun times, parts of our character that we know is good. The art of happiness is about honouring the good in ourselves and others. No person is responsible for our finding inner happiness. It is an art and is subjective.


QUOTES FOR THE SOUL


“Poems can’t judge you for healing wrong but a therapist could.”


If you always look downwards you will always see a pavement of despair. If you lift your head up and always look around you and to the sky you will always have many directions to lead a life of every imaginable feeling that is indeed the skies limit

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11 EMPOWERING FACTS ABOUT ME AND FOR ME


I have a BA (Hons) in the Arts and humanities – majored in ‘Advanced creative writing’ and ‘Myth in the Greek and Roman Worlds’ & A post-graduate certificate in the Humanities. I’ve finished one year of my MA in Advanced Creative writing.


I have lived on three continents – Africa- Europe and America
I’ve dedicated many spare hours to working/volunteering my time with Mental health charities.


I have a Foundation degree in Acting performance that I completed when I was 5 months pregnant & in a soul damaging relationship at the time.


My cousin made me audition for the X factor because she didn’t want to do it alone. I sang ‘Nothing compares’ Sinead O’ Conner & thought I had a chance. I stopped halfway through “auditioning’, opened my eyes and looked at the judges- their faces crushed my short-lived dream of being a singer. I can’t sing at all.


I think I am an introvert but I come to life in groups.


People say I am witty and funny although it tends to happen when I don’t mean to or try to be.


I love music, dancing, going out, meeting new people, time alone, reading, researching and writing.


I never wanted to have children or get married. I hit my 30’s and ended up having my daughter & getting married without planning to.


I love people who can make me belly laugh.


My favourite flower is a yellow rose


People tell me I am too hard on myself, I am ruthless and need to take care of myself more


My dream career was to become a criminal lawyer/psychologist.I became a Travel consultant, writer and at times a jack of all trades -master of none.


I wish I hadn’t stopped learning how to play the piano. I love the piano and I love the violin too. I would love to be an Orchestra conducter

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About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on 2016-06-06, in The art of Happiness and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 59 Comments.

  1. Hi again, Daisy! I just did the awards post. Thank you so much for nominating me for the Lovely Blogger Award! Here is the link to my post. πŸ™‚
    http://wp.me/p3RE1e-1pp

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  2. Wow, Daisy, all these awards! πŸ™‚ You definitely deserve them. Thank you for nominating me. I can’t believe your wedding is so close already!

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  3. Congratulations, Daisy! I must say, your pseudonym is beautiful. πŸ˜€
    Thanks again for nominating me. πŸ™‚

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  4. Congratulations Daisy, this is an awesome post, obviously all the awards you were nominated for are well deserved. So great to find out more about you. I love your real name (which incidentally, is shared also by my daughter!) Hope you feel happier soon, especially with your wedding just around the corner. Hugs. πŸ™‚

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    • Ah Yes, I am in good company with my real name, then πŸ˜€ . I still love being called Daisy- if I ever have another child and it is a girl – she will be called Daisy Willow. I know the wedding is mere weeks again.It is crazy. I’m getting married ,Miriam πŸ™‚ xx

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      • Wow, how are you feeling? Excited, nervous, overwhelmed … I can remember feeling all of those emotions as the days got closer (mind you, that was a long time ago). I hope you enjoy it all Daisy. It’s such a special time for you. xx πŸ™‚

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      • Yup all of those and more. I am getting way too anxious and touchy. I tend to over analyse things and get myself in a bit of a tizz but over all I am excited xxxxx

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  5. Mysticalwriter

    First, Congratulations on your awards. Secondly, I see by the way you write you are a positive thinker & you remain focused on the task at hand. You will pull out of the slump you’re in, just because of your determination. I’m pulling for you, keeping good thoughts for you!

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  6. Advanced Research Technology

    Yowza! What an epic list. πŸ™‚ Congrats once again! Amaze-balls is right. It is alway a pleasure to stop by the Willows for a read.

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  7. Congratulations on your awards. Well deserved. And thank you for the nomination. πŸ™‚

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  8. I love the Leibster award – it’s wonderful to get more to know more about each other in our community. Thank you so sharing, I’ve enjoyed getting to know you.

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  9. Daisy you are the best! I’m so proud of you and happy Monday my friend. πŸ™‚

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  10. annamechelle88

    I love seeing these award posts, they give so much insight into who a person is and are always so fun to read (and answer also). I enjoyed reading your replies (and I am quite used to calling you Daisy now, but I think your real name is so lovely). Thank you for the double nomination! No need to be sorry about it, I am excited to be considered! I truly do love answering the questions, I think it is a very nice distraction and a guilt-free way to indulge my introspective side.
    Hope you have a very good week! πŸ™‚

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    • If I have another child and it is a girl. I will call her Daisy Willow. Yeah, some Bloggers come up with some super cool questions and it is fun to indulge in ourselves every now and again . I can’t wait to read your answers . Please continue to call me Daisy . Anna is a beautiful name too xx

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  11. Hope you’re getting a chance to enjoy the awesome weather! It’s too much for me and I’ve retreated to the shade X

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  12. Daisy thanks a bunch for the nomination, I’m happy you find my blog interesting πŸ˜†

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  13. Haha so cool to get to know you a bit more. Well, I am still going to call you Daisy πŸ™‚ Congrats on your awards and challenge !!! πŸ™‚

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  14. Thanks for participating in the tag and congratulations on the awards!

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  15. Big Hugs for a Super Week! πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  16. miraclewings

    I’m kinda unclear about what I need to do, would you please mind to tell me about that!

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    • Of course- the challenge is to share and post a quote that you love or even one of your own over a period of 3 days. The first time I did the challenge I picked a quote that I liked and posted it.
      The rules:
      Pick a quote and post a different one for the next three days
      copy and paste the Link so it links back to your nominator ( me)
      Nominate three blogs you want to challenge.
      Once you have published your first post you can leave a comment on your nominees about page or a post that have published letting them know they have been nominated. Copy and past your post with the link with their Blog links in it. SO they know how to find you and if they take on the challenge they can link back the challenge to your Blog .

      I don’t know how to use pingback so I am not even going there.. but that is an easier way to link.

      Hope this makes more sense

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  17. miraclewings

    Thank you Daisy in the Willows, I’m grateful to you for the nomination, I will surely work on it & post it as soon as possible for me! Thank you again.

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  18. Thank you very much for the nomination! I love the fact that my blog speaks to you despite our differing faith perspectives (it means I have effectively left the preacher on the curb).

    Also, coincidentally, I picked up To Kill a Mockingbird this weekend while at a lacrosse tournament out of town–in a Target no less (it just sat there amongst trashy novels screaming, “Pick me! Pick me!” as I walked by). I’ve read loads of classics, but for some reason I have never read that one. Oh the horror! I know, right? Wow, drew me in from the first line and couldn’t put it down. Can’t believe Lee only published one book. I too found myself smiling amongst the deep themes. I even shook the bed in laughter, annoying my sleeping wife, as Scout demanded that her uncle pass “the damn ham.” XD

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    • I read it in school and forgot the whole story. I knew the basic synopsis but a few months back I wanted to read it and take it all in properly. There is another book she wrote which I am wanting to read. It is called ‘Go set a watchmen’ it is about the protagonist -Scout in TKaMB returning to his home town as an adult. You are most welcome for the award πŸ™‚ -It is a book I will read again. That I am sure. πŸ™‚

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  19. You’ve got beautiful names, Ms. Bodley. I am wearing a smile as I read this. It’s always good to get to know others a little better and that quote of yours is just so cool. We really should keep looking up as often as we can. Even when we have everything going and falling into place for us, sometimes dark emotions do swirl and the good thing is that you are taking charge. Awesome post, my dear Daisy.

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    • (blushing) Thank you Jaques – when I lived in Barcelona. I hung out with an Italian girl for a while and she studied architecture .She was the first person to tell me that I look upwards and not downwards and that it was a good thing. I think that is how the quote got it’s roots xxx

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  20. I Sing the Body Electric

    I’d love to be your cosmic twin (Natasha) πŸ˜† I love that you made up your own questions too, ms rebel! They were really imaginative ones too, I feel like I’ve found out LOADS about you. Thanks so much for the shout out too lovely. I so admire your sheer tenacity to push on, in spite of your MH problems and strive to achieve those goals like a proper badass! I have no doubt that you WILL achieve them as you have that recognisable spark within you and your enthusiasm is infectious to everyone. BIG HUGS πŸ’œπŸ˜

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  21. Thank you so much for the nomination! Happy Monday!

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  22. Thanks for the nomination! I’ll work on it and post soon! πŸ™‚ Wishing you a lovely week! xo

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