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

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

My Perfect Place of Paradise

As I climbed out of the taxi my head ached, my chest hurt and my mind was spiralling out of control like a washing machine stuck on high spin unable to stop. I couldn’t get that horrid work email out of my thoughts and I could feel the obsessive thinking kicking [...]

By | 2017-09-28T18:50:51+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 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

Funny Ha Ha…

As the newest member to the team, I was both excited and nervous about the prospects of writing my first ever blog post. The theme of happiness, hmm… what could I write about? On a day-to-day basis I would consider myself a relatively happy person. But when am I most happy? [...]

By | 2017-07-06T21:03:30+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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

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

How to Save the World and Control Your Emotional Hijack

On one lovely sunny evening not so long ago, I found myself in a conference hall talking to strangers as if we were old friends. Sharing our hopes and dreams for the world and ourselves, we were in a London venue aptly named Friends House. The reason why: Action for Happiness [...]

By | 2017-06-09T18:52:41+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

His Name Is Reo

  There’s a guy in my life right now who brings me endless joy. I only have to look at him and my heart implodes with love. Unfortunately it would be illegal for me to marry this guy because he’s of the canine variety and churches don’t allow dogs. Anyway – that’s a [...]

By | 2017-05-04T19:13:14+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Duvet Downtime – Or Not!

  Every year I look forward to the Easter break. It’s 4 days away from work but there is always a decision to be made. Do I fill my time keeping active, seeing friends and family and making use of my days off? Or should I just relax, chill and have a duvet [...]

By | 2017-04-20T23:57:15+00:00 April 20th, 2017|2 Comments