The ‘Sunshine Vitamin’

Sitting down in Sally’s garden on Friday with the team after a busy week - drink in hand and helping myself to a significant portion of Brie - I felt content. More than content; I felt happy. What is it about al fresco dining? For me, it’s the amazing food (of [...]

By | 2018-08-10T07:12:18+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Imagination and Creation

Last Monday was a big day here at the Happynesshub. As our telly and happiness worlds draw closer together, we embarked on an ‘away-day’ to really knuckle down and refine some new ideas. The day was filled with productivity and some surprisingly solid achievements that will act as a great foundation [...]

By | 2018-08-03T07:28:14+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Targeting New Experiences

It’s 9:30 am on Saturday and I’m on my way to a beginner’s course in archery – something I’ve been thinking about for a long time (much longer than I should have!) but not really done anything about. All too often it’s easy to make excuses, particularly with the day job [...]

By | 2018-07-26T18:00:06+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Mind Reading

As some of you may know from my previous blogs, I struggle with anxiety. Most people’s immediate question when they find this out (including my therapist’s – and not wrongly) is, ‘Have you tried meditation?’ At which point I scoff and say ‘If you know me, you know I can’t meditate. I [...]

By | 2018-07-06T07:14:28+00:00 July 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Purpose in the Workplace

Hello Hubbers! Let me introduce myself. I’m Nicky – I’m Ilana’s mum and I’ve previously been unwittingly referenced in her blogs (usually in relation to food…). Ilana and I spend a lot of time discussing the various ideas we come across in the world of happiness and wellbeing, and Ilana has [...]

By | 2018-07-02T10:35:56+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Moments with Mum

Disclaimer: To my mum who will be reading this, I promise that this blog includes genuine sentiment and is not a brand new bribing tactic as I’m sure you’re currently suspecting. Throughout my life I’ve often heard the saying ‘hindsight’s a beautiful thing’ and there’s no denying that it certainly is. [...]

By | 2018-06-21T22:14:24+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Paws and Be Present

I’m driving through London and my tummy hurts. Still. It’s been 5 months of illness now and although I am out of the house and stronger, the pain remains firmly present. I struggle to think about anything else as the traffic comes and goes, the horns, the noise, the London hubble [...]

By | 2018-06-08T10:42:41+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Nature-ally Happy

As we pass through spring with summer on our doorstep, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about nature and being outdoors. The other week, my friend recommended a Netflix film to me entitled Expedition Happiness. Filmmakers Selima ‘Mogli’ Taibi and Felix Starck, feeling as though they didn’t quite [...]

By | 2018-05-31T21:35:32+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Eat Yourself Happy

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of attending an Action For Happiness event in London called Eat Yourself Happy where Rachel Kelly, Alice Mackintosh and Dr Rupy Aujla were speaking. And so, for this week’s blog, I am returning to my all time favourite topic: food. I feel that food and [...]

By | 2018-05-25T07:19:57+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stress, Society and Self-Care

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week, Hubbers! To be honest, there was a huge amount I could have written about this week. I found out there had been three suicides in two weeks at my university and, having only graduated last year, as well as personally knowing students who have been struggling [...]