ABC and Me

It has been a challenging 2 weeks in my world. My health has faltered, my adorable Archie (my 5 month old Black Lab pup for those who don’t already know!) has been in hospital, and there have been so many goings on at work that I really wish were not going [...]

By |2018-10-11T17:37:42+00:00October 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Choosing Happiness

Over the course of the last few months I have gotten into a ‘low-mood rut’. I started to find that my mood was regularly dipping, I often felt overwhelmed, I was failing to get much enjoyment out of things that used to make me happy. And then, the other week, this [...]

By |2018-09-27T14:39:52+00:00September 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

An Accidental Digital Detox

“Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it  as appose to letting it use you” - Prince 8:30 Sunday morning, I was up and raring to go with a meticulously planned afternoon stretched out ahead of me. As my internship here at the Happynesshub draws to a close *audibly sobs*, my plan [...]

By |2018-09-20T17:48:42+00:00September 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Marvellous Mariana

Do you have people in your life that bring you joy? They walk through the door and you know before they’ve even arrived that they are going to brighten your day? We talk lots at the Happynesshub about ‘finding your happy’ – things that lift your spirits, warm your heart, give [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:12:11+00:00September 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Sleeptember

You may not have known this, but the month of September has been coined ‘Sleeptember’ – an awareness month looking at how you can achieve better sleep and what benefits good sleep can bring. Personally, I find I excel at sleeping… it is something I love almost as much as food [...]

By |2018-09-06T21:56:48+00:00September 6th, 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+00:00July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Archie Moment

We’ve coined a new phrase at Happynesshub HQ – it’s called The Archie Moment. And it stems from my meeting the new love of my life, little Archie Archibald, as many of you will have read in last week’s blog. Archie (my new Black Lab, 7 weeks old, arriving at my house [...]

By |2018-06-14T20:21:09+00:00June 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Being Kind for a Happier World

Last Friday I attended the Happier World Conference at the Museum of Happiness in Camden. Aside from a talk or two, this was my first proper happiness event and whilst there were lots of different aspects to the day, there was one message that stood out for me…BE KIND. Kindness is [...]

By |2018-04-26T19:00:31+00:00April 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Travel: Going it Alone

I’ve been feeling a little bit down if I’m honest. I arrived home from India on Saturday morning and it has actually been a lot harder than I expected. The culture shock of coming straight back into London after six and a half weeks in India was pretty intense. Going from [...]

By |2018-04-19T21:55:37+00:00April 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To distract, or not to distract, that is the question

So I’m sitting in the hospital waiting room with time to kill before I see my consultant. I’ve just been given news that things may be more serious than I thought, and my mind is spinning. This time, there’s no catastrophising  (a spiral downward of predictive negative thoughts, ending without doubt [...]

By |2018-03-18T12:40:28+00:00March 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments