Encouragement, inspiration & motivation for everyday living

There’s only one way to eat an elephant:

One bite at a time.

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These are exceptional days we find ourselves living through, but they needn’t stop us living life well. Here at Eating Elephants, we share weekly doses of inspiration, encouragement and motivation to help you navigate these difficult times.


Live life well despite lockdown!


Fun ideas sure to keep the kids (and bigger kids) busy!


Don’t count down the days…. rather, make the days count.

Featured posts

11 Benefits of reading

From hatred to a love affair [with books]! Read my surprising story, plus 11 benefits I’ve discovered about reading.

Hygge: what is it?

Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) originated in Norway. It was adopted by the Danes during the 18th Century and has spread in popularity throughout the world in recent years. Today, hygge translates roughly as “cosiness”, but in fact it means so much more. So what is hygge?

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