"What would your life feel like if you let yourself be happy even amidst the mistakes, the regrets and the worries?" Fleur Chambers, meditation teacher
When I was an 8 year old girl, blonde haired, blue eyed, I visited India.
This is what I remember:
Heat wrapping its way around my body like a soothing blanket. Tea with a sweetness that paired so perfectly with sunset.
Spices so mysterious they overpowered my senses. Mosaic tiles that created a never ending maze of curiosity and delight.
Laughter as I placed a cool lilypad on my brother’s head. Freedom as we paddled in an old timber boat without our parents.
It’s so easy to notice what’s special when you’re a child surrounded by the new and exotic. It’s so hard to notice anything when you are busy with the demands of everyday adult life.
Now, as a busy working mother here are some of the things I could easily miss if I wasn’t paying attention:
A small, warm hand fitting perfectly into mine, instantly calming my mind. The double decker beetles captured in summer, mating in a jar on the kitchen bench. A gesture of appreciation from my eldest son delivered in his love language - the last slice of his pizza.
Dappled light across the grass. My dog, nose tilted towards the sky, sniffing the summer breeze.
Love and fear that rises within me in equal measure when I realise exactly how precious and beautiful life actually is.
The lives we build may feel "normal" and routine but, if we choose it, they can feel remarkable, full of beauty and delight.
The trance of busyness, the judgements we make about strangers, the blame we assign our loved ones - these realities are universal, but they are less disabling when we learn how to transform the loneliness, disconnection and doubt into opportunities for love, belonging and wonder.
This is a happy and mindful life.
It’s the life you are already living, should you choose to open your mind, slow your pace and really notice.
is a meditation teacher, philanthropist, and lifetime student. She is the gentle voice, creative mind, and curious heart behind The Happy Habit app and online meditation courses. Fleur has supported over 600,000 people in 30 countries alleviate daily stressors that block their path to happiness.
Her story of living with chronic pain allows others to see that it’s possible to enjoy life, despite disappointments and set-backs. But more than this, her work illustrates that amidst challenges, there are gifts in the form of greater self-compassion, understanding and acceptance.
In these uncertain times, never has it been more important to learn to grow an unwavering centre, for the benefit of our global community.
Fleur has been described as wise, kind, gentle and funny. Her gift lies in creating opportunities for people to connect with the deeper parts of themselves, the parts who feel calm, strong, optimistic and resilient. The parts of themselves who believe that happiness is possible, that they are worth the effort.
Fleur is grateful for everyday, the parts she planned and the parts which caught her by surprise.
What would your life look and feel like if you could be grateful for it all?
Fleur's courses and meditations have helped me learn about mindfulness and compassion towards myself and others. Whenever a challenge comes up in my life, Fleur´s meditations have become my anchor.
Fleur is just so wonderful. She has helped me step away from the busyness and take some time to care for and nurture myself, which doesn’t come naturally. Her warm and loving spirit will help guide you closer to yourself. ❤️
Fleur shares so many useful and inspiring tools and ways to change your perspective on different aspects of our lives. After listening, I feel happier, more grateful and more apt to deal with the challenges of daily life. Thanks you Fleur.
Your life will change forever when you change the way you define happiness
Happiness isn’t about always smiling, getting what you want and life turning out exactly as you planned. Happiness is an inner quality that makes the good times feel great and the set-backs less stressful.
This type of happiness allows you to respond to life, to the parts you planned and to the parts that caught you by surprise, with a clear head, a relaxed body and a wise heart.
Now, more that ever, this is the type of happiness we need to be cultivating as individuals, families and communities.
Creating ripples of happiness around the world
When you invest in your own happiness by downloading the app or purchasing a course, you are creating ripples of happiness around the world. With every purchase we provide support to women and children in disadvantaged communities so that they can rise up and create locally appropriate solutions to address poverty.
Together in 2019 we provided safe cook stoves for families in Kenya, child care for single mothers in Burundi, solar ovens for women in Mexico, maternal education for mothers and families in Bangladesh and basic food and educational packs for children in Rohingyan refugee camps.