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

Beyond Appearance

There are two things that have been taking up a lot of my mental energy recently: self-esteem (how we feel about ourselves and how we judge ourselves and our worth); and body image (the perception of a person’s physical appearance) - both of which are deeply connected. We seem to live [...]

By | 2018-07-12T22:55:59+00:00 July 12th, 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

For the Love of Food

I love food, and I love people… there is nothing better for me than sharing a meal with some friends, family and loved ones (often helped by a log fire and an exceptionally good cheese board!). So I was interested to read this week in one of my favourite publications, Positive [...]

By | 2018-03-15T22:09:25+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Have Yourself a ‘?’ Little Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas! And whatever faith you may be, living in London (as I do) you can’t help but notice the Christmas cheer… yet acknowledge the madness, hustle, bustle and let’s face it rising stress levels of many you encounter. With the Big Day just around the corner, I’m constantly aware [...]

By | 2018-01-02T13:13:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Kindness

I want to talk about kindness. Christmas is almost upon us, a time of love, giving and festive cheer. And it feels right, to talk about kindness, to spread it, share it and celebrate it. Kindness has been all around me these few past weeks. When my mum had her accident [...]

By | 2017-12-14T23:51:43+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Foods and Moods: Eat Yourself Happy

Since I have been on my health kick recently, and so had a particular interest in food, Sally recommended to me a recipe book called The Happy Kitchen by Rachel Kelly (who is also the author of a lovely book called Walking on Sunshine: 52 Small Steps to Happiness). The Happy [...]

By | 2017-11-30T20:29:34+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Food for Thought

I want to talk about food. Now, I would consider myself a big eater. I am often baffled by the sheer volume of food I can fit into my stomach. Sometimes, however, I do things like have pizza and dough balls for lunch and then a huge Chinese takeaway for dinner [...]

By | 2017-11-24T00:51:36+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The City of Angels: Lessons Learnt

I needed a tube of ointment. On prescription. I was finding LA daunting – big, brash and a far cry from my little home-town in the UK. Still, the plus would be everything was open 24 hours here and I’d have it in a jiffy. $140 later (and 4 minutes with [...]

By | 2017-11-17T08:55:37+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Friends – The Key to Happiness

A couple of weeks ago I, and a group of my friends, took a trip to the Emerald Isle to celebrate one of us turning the big 4-0. We’ve known each other for nearly 30 years (I know what you’re thinking – how can that be possible? You don’t look like [...]

By | 2017-11-09T23:27:03+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments