it’s all about the mindset

Talk to yourself like you would to someone that you love

Talk to yourself like you would talk to someone you love – Brene Brown

This is such a beautiful quote. If we spoke to our friends the way that we speak to ourselves, would you have many friends?  We can really beat ourselves up.  Yes, we can make mistakes, may not perform as we’d hoped, not got a result we wished for etc.  Talk to yourself as you would your friend.  With compassion, realising what’s upset you and working out how to move forward.  Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and we celebrated love.  How about sharing some with yourself?


I Am More Than My Story

I am more than my story – Eve Patti / Simply Ripping


I am more than my story.  I love this saying and if you wonder what it means then here we go.

Sometimes things happen and it makes our hearts sad, angry, unhappy etc and we have to work through it.

However a wise man said to me, “do not let the event become you, do not let it be you.  Enjoy the rest of what life has and what you are.”  So in those times I say to myself “I am more than my story”

Think of the people in your world, friends, parents, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters etc and the joy those relationships have

Think of who you are as a person, kind, loyal, quirky, funny, loving, cook, massage therapist, artist, music lover etc

Look at the world around you and see the sun rises, the clouds in the sky, the wind blowing through your hair, the way the sun feels on your skin, the sound of a stream, music, art, a book,the sound of children, the stars in a night sky, your body and how it feels to just breath and behold just how beautiful it all is if you take the time to appreciate it.

So many wonderful things that make you and are all around you

You are more than your story.



A Massive Sparkly Thank You

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it – William Arthur Ward

Thank you

A massive thank you to everyone who is following me.  My Facebook Page has exceeded over 1000 likes!  Astonishing and wonderful that my kitchen pottering and playtime has this many likes.

The recipes and positive thoughts shall keep coming every week

You can find me on:

Facebook: Simply Ripping

Instagram: @evepatti

Twitter: @Simply_Ripping

Thank you so much again

Eve x

Perfectly Useless

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live – Lin Yutang


Eyes Of A Child

Seek the wisdom of the ages but look at the world with the eyes of a child – Ron Wild



Think H likes his Father Christmas. Just love the wonder in everything through H’s eyes.