Weekly Words 22nd May

Over the past months I have been exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a therapeutic approach and here are some tools that you may like to implement in your everyday life. One is the idea of the ‘struggle switch.’ When we encounter a feeling such as anxiety, anger or sadness, our first [...]

Weekly Words 15th May

So as most of you will know, it’s been a very important week in the Happynesshub calendar - Mental Health Awareness Week! The theme of MHAW 2021 has been ‘Nature’; which for many of us has been so very relevant over this past year, when we’ve been kept apart from our usual entertainments [...]

Weekly Words 27th February

This third lockdown has perhaps felt the hardest of them all for many. But I think this moment, on the precipice of spring and on the road out of lockdown, is a great one to reflect on the good things that have sprung from lockdown. So, I asked the team at Happynesshub HQ to [...]

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Weekly Words 16th January

This week, we’ve got a special investigation into an age-old debate: to text or to call? I was recently reading an article about a recent study which found that, when participants were asked either to email or call a friend, those who spoke on the phone reported higher feelings of closeness and satisfaction – [...]

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Weekly Words 7th November

This morning I found myself dancing around my house, semi-clad, Archie Archibald quick-stepping along. Yet this was a far cry from where I was just a week ago. It has been seven days of so much change my end. My hair being just the start… As I sat in the hairdressers, bleach bleaching, [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:12+00:00November 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 17th October

‘Lockdown was difficult. Despite being extremely lucky in my circumstances – a roof over my head with family, a good job throughout the period, a new yoga habit – I could feel the restrictions impacting me and my mental health. There wasn’t a burning desire to be out and about, seeing throngs of [...]

Weekly Words 6th June

I write to you following a week that I’m sure has been full of a mixture of strong emotions for many, and particularly heart-wrenching for those in the US. For me it’s been a rollercoaster of feelings – yet my head and heart have continually returned to a space of love. As events [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:17:23+00:00June 6th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

It’s 6:30 am…

It’s 6:30 am. And I’ve woken early on my day off. It’s my birthday! And Archie is fast asleep downstairs. As I peer out of the window and breathe in the beautiful colours in the sky, it feels like time for change and a new year ahead. I ponder on the [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:20:49+00:00August 29th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Kids and Comedic Canines

Yesterday children’s mental health was again in the news. We hear of primary school teachers speaking out about the lack of support for young children when it comes to their mental health - and child mental health support referrals being up almost 50% in the past 3 years for children under [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:21:36+00:00July 18th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

A Laughing Matter

‘Laughter is contagious’ is the theory behind my new laughing dog song for our children’s mental health project. So as I drove to my composer’s studio, I pondered on how little I’d been laughing recently, and wondered if I was really the right person to be doing this final mix with [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:21:41+00:00July 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |2 Comments
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