Mental Healing

Last week I attended my very first Action for Happiness event! If you aren’t aware, Action for Happiness is a fantastic movement that aims to build a happier and more caring society, drawing on scientific research with the aim of helping people to take practical action in their lives. The event [...]

By | 2018-02-16T00:05:48+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

January Digital Detox

January is over, yippee! Never a favourite of mine - despite trying to manage the lack of light, the tendency for the TV world to be slow-moving this month, and my post-Christmas despondency – I always long for February to arrive (not the attitude from the Head of Happyness, I hear [...]

By | 2018-02-02T00:09:11+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Power of Happy Endings

On Monday morning, Sally and I met with the very special Adrian Bethune, an incredibly talented teacher and author of an upcoming book about teaching happiness and wellbeing in primary schools. We had a lovely meeting – he told us all about his fantastic work, and we discussed several of the [...]

By | 2018-01-25T22:04:43+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My Happy Diary

I haven’t written a blog in quite some time now. Upon reflection, I think it’s because I haven’t felt ‘happy enough’ to write one. I’ve often thought that if I’m not zinging with happiness, I’d be doing an injustice to all you Hubbers. It’s only now, following the new year - [...]

Acceptance, Action and Positive Thinking

I will be honest. I really don’t like the New Year. Every December it feels like something quite dramatically goes wrong for me on New Year’s Eve, and things crash for the coldest, and what I always feel is the most miserable time of the year – January. So this year [...]

By | 2018-01-04T18:58:38+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Opening Doors

‘As one door closes, another opens,’ my Dad always used to say.  Especially when I split up from a boyfriend (‘Plenty more fish in the sea’ was another favourite!). Recently I’ve had a number of doors closing and as such I’ve been pondering on how to deal with it at the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T21:55:54+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Solving the Happiness Equation

I do love a good equation. It’s probably down to my science background, having studied Chemistry at university. It often helps to understand and explain complex things. Recently whilst looking on the Internet I came across Mo Gawdat, a Chief Business Officer for Google, who claims to have come up with [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:30:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

My Filter Is Better Than Yours

#filter #nofilter #allthefilters. Currently I’m loving a good filter – all the photos on my phone now seem to be layered in as many filters as I can manage without making landscape shots of the London suburbs look like it's the Bahamas. (It’s never that bright where I live). In fact, [...]

By | 2017-07-27T20:42:43+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A Beginner’s Thoughts on Mindfulness

Last week on one of the hottest June days of the last 40 years, I found myself packed into a crowded hall as part of the 1000-strong crowd who were audience to Jon Kabat-Zinn, regarded by many as the father of mindfulness in the Western world. We heard about how in 1979 he [...]

By | 2017-06-29T17:24:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wellbeing in the Workplace

  Do we all have a right to feel happy at work? Is it important? And what responsibility should a company take when it comes to our emotional wellbeing in the workplace? Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Enterprising Women Summit at the Institute of Directors. I was speaking on [...]

By | 2017-06-22T21:33:13+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments