Calming the Storm ~ 30 Day Program


I am delighted to announce my new partnership with Avanoo Avanoo (pronounced “Avenue”) comes from the words Ava, which is Finnish for “Open”, and Noo, which is Old English for “now”. So Avanoo means being open to all of your potential right now! It is also a road we travel as we move forward in life.

In 3 minutes a day, Avanoo offers dozens of personalized 30-day programs ranging from Happiness to Productivity from renowned experts on those topics.

The 30-day program has been launched on 19-11-2015 called: Calming the Storm: How Discovering Meaning can Change your Life.

See the link below for three previews. I would like to thank the amazing team for all the hard work in bringing this to fruition: Sara Dickinson, Daniel Jacobs, Prosper Nwankpa, Morgan Stanfield, Laura Forman, Jason Waldron and everyone who worked on the program.


A lack of meaning might be called a malaise of our times. When we encounter challenges in life, oftenwe discover that we can’t find a center, a way to cope. What is it all about?

Studies measuring meaning and purpose in life have found that meaning in life mediates uncontrollable stress and substance abuse, depression, anxiety and self-derogation, among others. This meaning or deepest human value, this WHY, points us to reach beyond ourselves, to enrich our lives, and to unfold a deep fulfillment in our work and personal lives.

Calming the Storm

What’s Inside

Day 1.
This Too Shall Pass
Day 2.
Finding Something to Live For Is Critical
Day 3.
The Question of Meaning in Life
Day 4.
Love Can Come to the Rescue
Day 5.
Putting Your Focus on a Project
Day 6.
The Power of Your Mindset
Day 7.
Finding Meaning from Suffering
Day 8.
Turn Suffering into a Challenge
Day 9.
Is Fear Holding You Back from Your Calling?
Day 10.
Learning Self-Compassion
Day 11.
Suffering Can Be an Inspiration
Day 12.
Appreciating Life Right Now
Day 13.
Your Watershed Moment
Day 14.
We Are Whole as We Are. We Are All Right
Day 15.
The Call That Beckons Us to Find Our Destiny
Day 16.
Filling Our Unique Life Space
Day 17.
What Is Your Choice of Response?
Day 18.
Finding Something to Live For
Day 19.
Life Questions and Light in the Darkness
Day 20.
The Experience of Love: “The Salvation of Man”
Day 21.
Are You Your Own Best Friend?
Day 22.
Is It Ever Okay to Give Up Hope?
Day 23.
Going with the Flow
Day 24.
Good News! You Do Not Have the Heart of a Mouse
Day 25.
It’s Time for Self Transcendence
Day 26.
Igniting Humor
Day 27.
Access a Power That Is Uniquely Human
Day 28.
Relieve Your Loved Ones from Suffering
Day 29.
Do the One Thing That You Know in Your Heart Is Right
Day 30.
“I Broke My Neck, It Didn’t Break Me”
Photo by Carol Knox.


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Wishing everyone a Happy New year for 2015. Thanks for stopping by and supporting my posts and writing. Here are some wonderful free resources from Mindfulness Project for you to use in your practice of mindfulness in 2015. They range from 3 minute to 10 minute breathing exercises, mindfulness of sound, body scan, sitting meditation, movement, guided imagery, and just bells. All in one place. I hope that you enjoy!

Please visit Meaning and Mindfulness

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How to Reduce Stress | Readers’ Favorite Review

See my Self-help ebook How to Reduce Stress: Simple Techniques for Reducing Stress available on Amazon here. Great to buy especially over the Festive Season, which can be stressful.


See my Readers’ Favorite 4 star review here

Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers’ Favorite

“This world is full of things that can throw you for a loop and bring up the huge stress monster in all of us. We can’t avoid things like bad bosses, job loss, money troubles, children misbehaving, and many many more. Yet there has to be a way to cope with all of the stress that life throws your way without having a big blow out or breakdown. How to Reduce Stress: Simple Techniques for Reducing Stress by Carol Knox is the answer to dealing with the stress in your daily life and offers simple, real-world techniques to bring stress down to a manageable level any time or anywhere. It is clear that Carol Knox is educated on the matter and has done her research on the subject. You can tell through her tone and the way she writes for her audience that she has a very deep sense of caring for people and sincerely wants to help them deal with their stresses…”

To read more follow this link


10 Great Reasons to Start Meditating Today ~ Emma Seppala on Fulfillment Daily

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Emma Seppala provides a handy infographic, showing a summary of research into the benefits of Meditation.

The Problem: We all sometimes feel down, get anxious, have trouble focusing or have pain.
The Science: There’s a practice out there that research shows helps with all of these things.
The Solution: Meditation – here’s a handy infographic summarizing all the findings.”

To read more please go here: Fulfillment Daily


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Mindfulness Training Fundraising on Indiegogo – Open the Drawers of your Mind


I have set up a detailed fundraising campaign on Indiegogo for independent small business fund raisers – I have 47 days to raise the funds I need for Phase 1 ~ to start Mindfulness Training with young people in South Africa – Please help if you can, kindly spread the word on your networks: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mindfulness-training/x/6456396

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Stress Reduction – Learn How

Learn how to identify and reduce stress with these simple techniques, here at Udemy: .https://www.udemy.com/stress-reduction
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  • Identifying stress and its effect on physical and emotional health
  • Implement ways to cope with stress
  • Use mindfulness meditation techniques
  • Foster positive personal relationships
  • Explore ways to create emotional health and well-being.zen-wallpaper-28

Online Stress Reduction Workshop


Join me for an online Stress Reduction Workshop launching Saturday 28 September at 7pm. Register here:https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=E959DF8780493D

I look forward to meeting and being with you then.

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Please visit my Introduction to Stress Reduction Workshop on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS5LiD5Gj40

To be launched at the end of September or early October, 2013. Watch this space.

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