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

Tuesday – A Happy Diary Day

TODAY I’M FEELING… I'm lucky, I’m generally a happy person.  Not a 'glass half full' or a 'glass half empty' kind of person. More a 'take the damn glass and drink whatever’s in it' kind of person. Head-of-Happiness-Sally often asks me how I'm always happy. So, I thought I'd try and figure that out [...]

By | 2017-07-13T15:01:18+00:00 July 13th, 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

The Sunshine After the Rain

I’m a sun lover. I worship the sun. It makes me happy, makes me feel upbeat and repairs my soul. I remember when I lived in Spain though, that after 4 months of continuous dry sunshine we were all looking forward to the prospect of rain. There’s something quite refreshing about [...]

By | 2017-05-18T19:42:03+00:00 May 18th, 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

You’re Never Alone

  I used to think of myself as a happy individual who enjoyed life whether being at home, travelling, working or spending time with family and friends. But then it all changed very suddenly. Like many other people, I experienced what I refer to as a ‘burnout’.  As a result, I felt completely [...]

By | 2017-04-05T20:41:53+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments