Inspiration from the Inside Out movie… And last chance to register for Niamh’s New Normal Course

Good morning everyone. How are you all? And how was your first day of 2019 yesterday?

Was it perfect?


No, mine wasn’t either, but life isn’t perfect, is it?

But, my day had some really great parts. Yes, I laughed. And I cried, too, while watching that Disney/Pixar movie called Inside Out. Have you seen it?

It reminded me that in life, we need to know sadness so that we may know joy, too. And it was a good message to remember on the first day of a New Year.

PS – It’s a fantastic movie, all about the emotions that live in our heads, and the importance of each one and the even greater importance of them all working together and one not over-shadowing another. Great for kids and adults too – definitely one for your watch list if you haven’t seen it already.

Have you set any goals or resolutions for the year yet?

I’m starting slowly.

My first resolution is to not keep visiting past sadnesses – they have happened, yes, and I will remember them, but there is not a lot to be gained from repeatedly visiting them in my mind and reigniting them.

Some things you just have to let go of.

Finally, over the past couple of days I have been sharing details of an inspiring, free online course being offered to Happy Magazine readers by Niamh Gaffney of coaching consultancy, Directionality.

Niamh is a breast cancer survivor herself, and wants to help as many people as she can this January to regain any lost confidence after their cancer diagnosis. If you missed it, here are the details in the last two day’s posts:

Your New Normal – A free online course for the New Year from Directionality

Happy New Year from Happy Magazine! (Further details about the course included in this post)

Niamh has let us know that the interest in the course has been great, and there are only a few spaces remaining. To ensure she can try and help each participant make (and keep) some meaningful changes in their life this January, she is keeping the course to thirty people.

If you’re interested, there is still time to sign up by sending Niamh an email to by tomorrow, 3 January.


  1. Tracey Griffin Benson
    2 January, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Thanks for the info on this super course . I’m signed up and looking forward to new changers 💗

    • happymagazine
      2 January, 2019 / 10:30 pm

      You are so welcome Tracey 💖

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