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

Solving the Happiness Equation

I do love a good equation. It’s probably down to my science background, having studied Chemistry at university. It often helps to understand and explain complex things. Recently whilst looking on the Internet I came across Mo Gawdat, a Chief Business Officer for Google, who claims to have come up with [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:30:46+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s a Dog’s Life

When I got married to Andrew, 18 years ago, we used to fantasise about our future life together. Our dreams were inspired by River Cottage and featured an idyllic countryside location and some children, but largely focused on the animals that would live with us. We imagined hens, ducks, dogs and [...]

By | 2017-09-14T20:14:14+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Big Picture About The Small Stuff

A few weeks ago I was chatting to friends who have recently moved to Stockholm and they were telling me that as a country, how much they value the importance of family, health and wellbeing. For example, they told me if they work late it’s seen as a negative – either [...]

By | 2017-08-03T22:46:00+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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

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

Funny Ha Ha…

As the newest member to the team, I was both excited and nervous about the prospects of writing my first ever blog post. The theme of happiness, hmm… what could I write about? On a day-to-day basis I would consider myself a relatively happy person. But when am I most happy? [...]

By | 2017-07-06T21:03:30+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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