Finding Your Flow

January has landed…in full force! It’s cold outside, seemingly permanently dark, and summer seems oh so far away. Many of us at this time of year are exhausted from the Christmas period, and it becomes difficult to see ourselves escaping from the repetitive cycle of work, eat and sleep…summer holidays are [...]

Cellular Positivity

This week I learned some science! Elizabeth Blackburn, the Nobel laureate was my teacher and she taught me all about the part of our chromosomes named telomeres. Now, I must put a little disclaimer in here – unfortunately, my science lesson was not in person, and was actually learned through Elizabeth’s [...]

Foods and Moods: Eat Yourself Happy

Since I have been on my health kick recently, and so had a particular interest in food, Sally recommended to me a recipe book called The Happy Kitchen by Rachel Kelly (who is also the author of a lovely book called Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness). The Happy [...]

By | 2017-11-30T20:29:34+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Food for Thought

I want to talk about food. Now, I would consider myself a big eater. I am often baffled by the sheer volume of food I can fit into my stomach. Sometimes, however, I do things like have pizza and dough balls for lunch and then a huge Chinese takeaway for dinner [...]

By | 2017-11-24T00:51:36+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Kindness of Karma

Bali. An island teeming with beauty. While I could write endlessly about the exquisite natural attractions I visited on my recent trip, I want to write to you all about the beauty I found at the very core of the island, the beauty that makes this island my happy place. The [...]

By | 2017-10-20T07:47:23+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Me, Meditation and My Neti-Pot

As I stood in front of Mark, I felt weak and tired. So much so I had to sit down during our (what was intended to be) brief chat. With all his positivity, the last thing I wanted to tell him was that I was struggling with my health and wondering [...]

By | 2017-10-12T23:06:43+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

It’s a Dog’s Life

When I got married to Andrew, 18 years ago, we used to fantasise about our future life together. Our dreams were inspired by River Cottage and featured an idyllic countryside location and some children, but largely focused on the animals that would live with us. We imagined hens, ducks, dogs and [...]

By | 2017-09-14T20:14:14+00:00 September 14th, 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

How do you motivate yourself to do as much good as you can?

A sure way to boost our own happiness is to do something good for other people. It’s easy to have the intention, but sometimes it’s hard to put that into practice.  Julissa’s got some great tips to get us going, making it easier and more fun to do good things.   [...]

By | 2017-06-15T17:57:48+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments