I don’t usually write this kind of article, it’s long and you probably need vacation time to get through it, but I am so excited and if I can make you feel good today, I’d really love it!

The paperback proof of my new book arrived. I was so excited and I even hugged it.

While I was holding this book the excitement flowed into gratitude. Wonderful people, great experiences, prosperity and well-being keep coming my way and all I could do was feel this good fortune. However, it also reminded me of where I had come from.

Not so many years ago, I became a single parent with a toddler, my finances were scarce, I had an empty bank account, seventy-five cents in my purse, no home and a trailer load consisting mainly of toddler items. The bones on the left side of my body were broken, which I put much effort in hiding the pain, because I needed to find work and no one would want to employ me if they knew the extent of my injuries. I managed to gain employment at three places, one was stacking shelves at a supermarket in the evenings and all this to build on everyday living essentials such as food, electricity and furnishings for our humble rental home.

So there I was, a single mum, worn out by my work schedule, my recovering body and the demands of an active toddler yet to my surprise it was at this adverse time that I discovered an unexpected freedom. I was free from sorrow, or for the fears and worry that could creep through daily, my daily routines prevented it, I was busy.

Most of uѕ hаvе journeys full оf ups аnd dоwnѕ. Sоmе thingѕ gо vеrу wеll, and еvеn better thаn expected, whеrеаѕ ѕоmе оthеrѕ bring uѕ down tо tеаrѕ and fruѕtrаtiоn. Have you ever reached that point where work is um… boring, routine, ordinary, or not fun? Relationships are a struggle or confusing. Or you don’t feel comfortable in your body, or some aspect in your life.

This hареnѕ tо еvеrуоnе. In varying combinations and in diffеrеnt аrеаѕ or times оf оur livеѕ. Wе all have happy аnd ѕаd mоmеntѕ, we all have things we want to improve in our lives – and at times like these, changing our life can seem overwhelming, even scary. There’s so much to do…where do you start?

A great start is to stop focusing on the crappy situation! And simply…just change ONE thing, one simple shift. A one-degree shift.
Read an article you would never generally consider. Try a new store; walk in and just see what they offer. Try a different route to work. Skip in your yard

Author's Bio: 

Termina Ashton a Transformational Leader, Speaker and Author uses her exponent knowledge of Energy, Quantum physics, the Law of Attraction, and ancient Wisdom including Introspection and Feng Shui to support individuals and organizations by increasing their success in financial situations, relationships, health or inspiration.

Termina also known as 'The Happy Magnet' has the uncanny ability to tilt the odds so the best will happen believes in navigating the changing world of experiences. As a Expansion Mentor, author and interior designer, her qualifications include design, architectural drafting, medicine and as a life coach. Termina loves to use her imagination and has gained the title ‘Master of Imagination’, she has used her skills to work on many residential and commercial projects, including an open design radio station, Fox Studios and a variety of set designs, where her own artwork was exhibited for TV and film.

Termina’s love of writing, helping others and bringing joy to them, inspired her to begin penning books and articles and she now lists self-help- human potential, children’s stories and Feng Shui among her titles. Her writing skills, particularly in the children’s literature genre, have seen her described as the Australian Enid Blyton.

Born in Melbourne, Australia she now resides with her family in Queensland where she lives a lifestyle of fun, joy and opportunities.

Termina Ashton was a successful architectural designer and draftsperson in Australia before shifting her focus to the Personal development/expansion and Human Potential.

Termina believes creativity is the source of advantage, and everybody has the good fortune of this ability. She joyfully adapts to and thrives in our fluctuating environments, transforming the unexpected into stepping stones for achievements and consistently innovates to create value. Termina has worked with many great minds including Bob Proctor, Peggy McColl and through many books, adds that seeking knowledge, self-improvement and possibilities through mentors and books is the greatest gift to ourselves. Termina credits self-actualization practices for her success and harmony in her life and her book, Festival of the Imagination, is one of her many non-fiction titles which explores this all-important subject.

Visit her at http://www.terminaashton.com/