Personal Development That’s Fun, Unique And Phenomenally Beneficial.

Originally called The Grateful Chain, this simple process was born out of a need to find an uplifting morning ritual that united a group of people, by sharing with each other the things that they were grateful for each day.

Some twelve months prior to the development of the original grateful-chain website, our founder, Elizabeth Richardson had dreamed of a business that packaged personal development in a fun, unique and phenomenally beneficial way. ‘Lifegames’ was then registered as a business in Victoria, Australia in April 2006, after 3 days of inspired writing, (mainly during the night). The original plans then lay dormant in an old notebook for 12 months while she developed another business.

But her passion for personal and spiritual development
was reignited even stronger after watching the hit movie
“The Secret”

Within a few days after watching “The Secret”, the inspiration came to facilitate a ‘Lifegames’ Goal Achieving Workshop and Elizabeth enrolled several of the participants to join her in e-mailing each other a list of ten things they were grateful for each day. The original ‘Grateful Chain‘ had begun. People were finding benefit in the process. Then it was time to share it with the world.

Further Inspiration

As further writings started to pour through her, the grateful chain moved into the background and 5 books were born and published. A couple years after it began, the original Grateful-Chain was closed down completely, but one of our members thought it too valuable to leave and took it upon himself to save some of the information from the web archive and reopened it on his own.

What’s Happening Today?

May 31 2014, the website has been revived yet again … with a deliberate name change to reflect an even more empowering word  – “appreciation”. Every time we think of being grateful, it tends to remind us of the “thing” we are trying to overcome. But when we think of the word appreciate, it tends to open us to a cleaner, clearer more clarified sense of the source of life and love and unity with all.

Welcome to
We invite you to add a few things of your own to the list right here.

About Our Founder

Elizabeth-Richardson-author-actor-photographer-web-designerElizabeth Richardson – (author of the International Best Seller 500 Confessions, founder of Get Rid Of Bad Habits – for good!), is a writer, mother, website designer, professional photographer, teacher and business developer. She has also trained in various healing and therapeutic modalities.

Attending many seminars by Robert Kiyosaki (world renowned best selling author of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad), in the late 1980’s gave her a grounding in financial wealth and personal development. These seminars included Money & You, Creating Wealth and Powerful Presentations.

Operating a successful clothing boutique in Bridge Road Richmond Melbourne, between 1987 and 1998 provided extensive hands on experience in business.

Elizabeth also worked as a Professional Counselor, has trained to lead Group Therapy Workshops via a process called ‘The Game’ led by Ken Windes and is a certified Rebirth Practitioner (Australian Institute Of Rebirthing). She has taught Build Your Own Websites Classes in South Gippsland and has trained in Strategic Intervention with Anthony Robbins and Cloé Madanes.

Her library of books is varied and she has intently studied relationships, personal development, spirituality and sustainable gardening practices.

The writings that have inspired her the most include, Neale Donald Walsch “Conversations With God”. The series of books by John Gray ‘Men are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’. Kahlil Gibran The Prophet, Rhonda Brittens’ ‘Fearless Loving’, Winning Through Enlightenment” by Ron Smothermon M.D. and of course books written by Robert Kiyosaki and his advisors such as ‘Retire Young Retire Rich’.

These days, Elizabeth enjoys a life of total luxury, having played as a photographer, website designer and successfully published author. Her latest book “500 CONFESSIONS – to rock your world, inspire your mind, uplift your spirits and soothe your soul!” has been strongly influenced by the teachings of Abraham-Hicks™. Her passion for living, loving and laughing, remains at the forefront of her focus.