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

Imagination and Creation

Last Monday was a big day here at the Happynesshub. As our telly and happiness worlds draw closer together, we embarked on an ‘away-day’ to really knuckle down and refine some new ideas. The day was filled with productivity and some surprisingly solid achievements that will act as a great foundation [...]

By | 2018-08-03T07:28:14+00:00 August 2nd, 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+00:00 July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Inner Archie

‘Muuuuuuum, can we get a puppy?’ This phrase is repeated most days in our household, more so since I had the pleasure of puppy-sitting my favourite non-human Lord Archie Archibald of Keizer! For those unaware, Archie (Sally’s gorgeous 12-week old black Labrador) has recently become the Happynesshub’s newest member and the [...]

By | 2018-07-20T11:30:26+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Purpose in the Workplace

Hello Hubbers! Let me introduce myself. I’m Nicky – I’m Ilana’s mum and I’ve previously been unwittingly referenced in her blogs (usually in relation to food…). Ilana and I spend a lot of time discussing the various ideas we come across in the world of happiness and wellbeing, and Ilana has [...]

By | 2018-07-02T10:35:56+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Moments with Mum

Disclaimer: To my mum who will be reading this, I promise that this blog includes genuine sentiment and is not a brand new bribing tactic as I’m sure you’re currently suspecting. Throughout my life I’ve often heard the saying ‘hindsight’s a beautiful thing’ and there’s no denying that it certainly is. [...]

By | 2018-06-21T22:14:24+00:00 June 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Paws and Be Present

I’m driving through London and my tummy hurts. Still. It’s been 5 months of illness now and although I am out of the house and stronger, the pain remains firmly present. I struggle to think about anything else as the traffic comes and goes, the horns, the noise, the London hubble [...]

By | 2018-06-08T10:42:41+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Stress, Society and Self-Care

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week, Hubbers! To be honest, there was a huge amount I could have written about this week. I found out there had been three suicides in two weeks at my university and, having only graduated last year, as well as personally knowing students who have been struggling [...]

Letting Go of the Dark

I sat in the hairdresser. My hair was the longest it had been since I could remember – surgery and recovery had meant I had not been well enough to have a cut for 4 months (normally it’s every 6 weeks!). ‘What colour would you like today?’ asked John. We’d not [...]

By | 2018-05-11T07:06:39+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fear vs Hope

It’s coming up to 7 weeks on from my op and I am still feeling rough. I’ve noticed the concern I’ve been feeling ramping up over the past fortnight, and I became aware the worry was a growing creature inside, that started off like a little worm tunneling away, but was [...]

By | 2018-05-03T16:52:27+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment