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+00:00November 9th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Runny eggs and the Now

Time – it’s the strangest thing. They always say as you get older, time passes more quickly, and I often smile and think I have turned into my grandma as I find myself repeating, “Where has the year gone, it’s almost Christmas?!”. It’s the age old thing that when you’re having [...]

By |2017-11-02T19:57:06+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Kindness of Karma

Bali. An island teeming with beauty. While I could write endlessly about the exquisite natural attractions I visited on my recent trip, I want to write to you all about the beauty I found at the very core of the island, the beauty that makes this island my happy place. The [...]

By |2017-10-20T07:47:23+00:00October 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Me, Meditation and My Neti-Pot

As I stood in front of Mark, I felt weak and tired. So much so I had to sit down during our (what was intended to be) brief chat. With all his positivity, the last thing I wanted to tell him was that I was struggling with my health and wondering [...]

By |2017-10-12T23:06:43+00:00October 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 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+00:00September 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 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+00:00July 13th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How do you motivate yourself to do as much good as you can?

A sure way to boost our own happiness is to do something good for other people. It’s easy to have the intention, but sometimes it’s hard to put that into practice.  Julissa’s got some great tips to get us going, making it easier and more fun to do good things.   [...]

By |2017-06-15T17:57:48+00:00June 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Duvet Downtime – Or Not!

  Every year I look forward to the Easter break. It’s 4 days away from work but there is always a decision to be made. Do I fill my time keeping active, seeing friends and family and making use of my days off? Or should I just relax, chill and have a duvet [...]

By |2017-04-20T23:57:15+00:00April 20th, 2017|2 Comments

Blue Skye Thinking

As I entered the little café set in the hills the wee lady greeted me with the biggest smile; “How are you today?” she asked kindly and warmly, as she looked deeply into my eyes. I felt she genuinely wanted to know the answer. I’d just crossed the bridge from mainland Scotland onto [...]

By |2017-04-13T19:46:15+00:00April 13th, 2017|2 Comments

How A Random Act Of Kindness Can Make Someone’s Day

One day last week, I was feeling down when I went to get my lunch. Somehow on my way home the night before I’d managed to drop my cardholder but had only realised that morning. Of course, I was gutted. Obviously I took all the necessary precautions: cancelling my debit card, ordering replacements [...]

By |2017-02-02T19:04:15+00:00February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments