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

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

Self-compassion, Gratitude and Mental Health

Just before Christmas, along with Sally and a number of the Happynesshub team, I was privileged and humbled to be part of the audience at the Minds@Work “ThisIsMyStory” evening in London. For those of you who have not previously heard of Minds@Work or Geoff McDonald, one of its founders, Minds@Work was launched in [...]

By | 2017-01-19T22:43:14+00:00 January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

How Stumbling Blocks Became Stepping Stones

Cartoon credit: Jonathan Pugh By Rachel Kelly After a long battle with depression, I now feel calm and well. It feels as if I have my Black Dog on a tight leash thanks to many different strategies: I think of it as having a toolkit, which I dip into according to what I may [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:53:42+00:00 March 10th, 2016|0 Comments