verb /inˈspī(ə)r/

  1. Fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative
  2. Create (a feeling, esp. a positive one) in a person

What would life be like… how could we create or love or laugh… if there was nothing to inspire us?

I love this online community of shared inspiration.  This community is so generous in spirit, and the ability of so many to share personal inspirations and put that out into the world is something I greatly admire and respect.

Inspire is one of A Happy Adventure’s key themes because I feel inspired on a daily basis, and I want to share that with you.

Let’s talk about our muses.  What enchants us?  What do we obsess over?  What do we want to give to the world and what do we hope to get back?

I want to inspire you to find your own magical moments and I hope you’ll share your inspirations with me.  Join me on this inspiring adventure.

The Enchanted series consists of a weekly post listing the things that make me smile or think or gasp (in a good way!)… you know, those ‘aha’ moments where you discover something or experience something that just has to be shared.

Just like you, my sources of inspiration are many and varied… so this little list will be an interesting assortment of lovely links, real life finds and any sweet musings I may have during any given week.


So the Muse series is something I intend to revisit approximately once a month and consists of me picking a particular word to meditate on for that month.  Within the series I intend to discuss what the word means to me, how it is relevant in my current situation, and how I have found inspiration musingover the concept.  Where appropriate I also hope to provide some resources for you to incorporate these musings into your own life.

These are some of the words that I will muse over in the coming months:

* Discover * Nurture * Moment * Passion * Inspire * Gratitude * Action * Authenticity * Generosity * Dream * Be


The Give series will explore the many varied ways we can give.  I’ll make suggestions about gift ideas for particular people or certain occasions.  I’ll also discuss the various ways we can give our time/expertise/energy and more to help our family, friends and communities.


I am very easily obsessed. Once I have an interest in mind, I must pore over anything and everything I can get my hands on that is vaguely related to the topic.  For the obsess series, I thought it would be fun to dedicate a detailed post once a month to a little rant about whichever obsession I am currently delighting in.  Oh, what fun!


I think I’ve been having a love affair with books my entire life.  I love nothing more than the feeling of anticipation I have when a new book arrives in my clutches.  Leafing through the pages, absorbing the thought that has gone into producing this little piece of inspiration/information/emotion.

Once a month in the Booknotes series, I will be detailing my favourite reads for the month.  It’s as simple as that.  As much as I can I will tie them into the themes of A Happy Adventure but, if I read a great novel or something else tickles my fancy, you’ll be hearing all about those too.

{Booknotes} Resources

If you’d like to check out my favourite reads relating to the content of A Happy Adventure then you must check out The Adventurer’s Bookshelf.  There is a handy tab (Bookshelf) on the menu bar for you to visit any time you like.  (Please note: I am part of the amazon affiliate programme.  If you choose to purchase one of the books I recommend through my store I will receive a commission from Amazon which I will of course be grateful for – but also know that I will never recommend a book unless I 100% love it and have my own copy!)


If you’d like to say hello, ask a question or make a suggestion, please email me: hana {at} ahappyadventure {dot} com