Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

Something interesting that I have noticed again recently is the number of people not accepting compliments when they are given them.

It was something that I struggled for many years to accept until I was offered a piece of advice that made me see it in a different light.

Handing back a compliment, you are basically insulting the person giving the compliment by pretty much calling them a liar.

It wasn’t until I thought of it that way that I started to accept compliments.

I know it can be hard, it is so much easier for us to be dismissive and degrading of ourselves, it’s ‘the British way’.

We need to change this.

The next time someone gives you a compliment, instead of throwing it back in their face, basically shouting ‘liar, liar pant’s on fire’, just say ‘Thank you’ and believe them.

Be nice (to yourself and others)

With love

Jen x

Saturday Kitchen

It’s been a while since I have made this and every time I make it I don’t know why I took it off my regular menu… I LOVE IT!!!

Chilli & Lime Quinoa (Happiness in a Bowl)


1 cup quinoa

2 teaspoons oil

1 medium onion chopped

diced green chilies (as much as you like your heat!!)

3 cloves crushed garlic

3/4pint veg stock

1/2cup fresh coriander (for garnish)

1/2 cup chopped spring onion

2 tablespoons lime juice


rinse quinoa

heat oil add onion and cook till soft

add chilies and garlic cook through for a couple of minutes

add quinoa then pour in the stock

reduce heat to gentle simmer and leave for 20-25mins without stirring (keep an eye on it so that it does not dry out and burn to the bottom off the pot)

Take it off the heat, add spring onions, lime juice & coriander


This can be eaten as a side, snack or as a main meal hot or cold.

As a side & snack it will serve 4-6, as a main 2-3


Enjoy with love

Jen x

PS Monday… Have you invited everyone you know?

Getting out from behind the keyboard

Funday Friday is being brought to me this week with a social media friend who I have now been friends with for about 6 years who is coming to Glasgow for the weekend from Liverpool and we are going to meet in real life for tea and some lunch.

Jen (all the best people are called Jen) also works in the fitness industry and I have no idea how we came across each other on social media all those years ago but we did and we often have similar opinions and views on things.

This is where I appreciate the power of social media.

You literally can have a friend in every city.

The challenge for many is getting out from behind the keyboard…

Challenge yourself today…

Happy Friday

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Jen x

PS 31 Days healthier happier, still free to join, starts Monday, please share


Move Away, Get Closer

Welcome to the final 3rd of the year…

One of my friends shared a memory on facebook that was a post that said ‘Don’t work 8 hours for a company then go home and not work on your own goals. You’re not tired; you’re uninspired’

How much pain do you need to be in before you seek out change? Where do you get your inspiration from?

Now these are question that the answer is going to be different for everyone. I have been talking about perception and perspective recently and I think it’s important to understand that every one of us is totally different.

We either move away from pain or towards pleasure depending on the situation.

This is where your values kick in. I recently did a D.I.S.C profile and many interesting factors came out but one of my main driving forces (it was very high 86%) is ethical/moral, which means that decisions I make are based around this and when I go against it I generally feel awful.

Knowing this information is greatly beneficial though in understanding my behaviours. The results match up with my values list that I have done previously (and have talked about before in emails – I will cover this again in tomorrow’s email) being trust & honesty.Watch Full Movie Streaming Online and Download

So how much paid does there need to be for me to change my behaviours? If I am moving away from trust and honesty in a situation, I take it as my responsibility to change.

If discover that a brand I use was tested on animals, I would actively change my brand to use one that doesn’t. There are many people that information doesn’t bother them, and that is fine for them, but not for me.

We all have our own rules about what fits and what doesn’t and when we live by our rules things move along nicely, but when we are not working with them, things don’t feel right and that is when we need to bring in our inspiration and motivation to change…

If there was one thing that you would really, truly like to change this month, what would it be?

We are restarting 31 Days Healthier & Happier on Monday (5th Sept) if you want some help working it out, if you haven’t already joined:

Share it with anyone and everyone that you think might benefit

Happy 1st of September

With love

Jen x