The Power of Movement

As a child you’re constantly moving, whether it be on the playground, mandatory PE lessons, after school clubs or playing with friends. The benefits of childhood movement are widely recognised not only physically but also mentally. Scientist’s regard physical activity as a useful tool to help maintain mental wellbeing in a number [...]

By |2019-03-08T08:07:13+00:00March 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Managing Worry

Worrying has always been easy for me ever since I was a small child. But a few years ago, my mindset shifted when I realised that being anxious was about trying to force an outcome over which I had no control. It also took away valuable mental energy I would need for problem solving. So I [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:42:39+00:00January 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Learning to Adapt

I’ve been having somewhat of a rollercoaster of a couple of weeks… On Friday 18th January I hopped on a train to Bournemouth to spend the weekend with around 50 of my relatives. On the 20th I returned to London, met Tim and got straight back in the car to head to Bristol [...]

By |2019-02-01T10:17:54+00:00January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Year, Same You

It’s 3pm on the 1stof January. I have been horizontal for almost the entire day and we are half way through Four Weddings and a Funeral when my best friend Leah says ‘Shall I read you a poem Pandora Sykes has written?’ Pandora Sykes is a writer, journalist and podcaster (I am [...]

By |2019-01-03T18:40:44+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Flourishing Together

It’s that very funny time between Christmas and New Year. The ‘January’ sales have started (even though January hasn’t) and, for many, this is a time to spend with loved ones, whether they are near or far. And so, as a little follow-up from the blog I wrote a couple of [...]

By |2018-12-27T22:29:48+00:00December 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Working on Ilana

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Can you tell I really like Christmas? Well, I actually just really like December. London always looks so pretty (the Oxford Street window displays are at their finest), there’s that frosty bite in the air, there are decorations everywhere and people just become [...]

By |2018-12-13T20:46:23+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Good Read

Reading fiction has always been a popular pastime but the benefits to one’s own wellbeing are hugely underestimated, I think. In this instance, I’m focussing on pure fiction, whether in the form of novels, plays, poetry and short stories - not manuals, autobiographies, history books etc, but works where a world [...]

By |2018-11-22T20:02:25+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

My Mental Health: A Work in Progress

"Mr Happy". I bet many people make this assessment of me when they meet me. And I am generally a happy person. But I can also be anxious and this makes me grumpy and hard to handle around my closest and most precious ones. For me, being happy has, and continues, to take [...]

By |2018-11-15T18:00:10+00:00November 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Feeling Better with ‘Bake Off’

I’ve been writing a lot of Happynesshub blogs recently. This week, Tuesday hit, and with all of Sally’s goings on, I needed to think of a subject last-minute I’d like to write about. Then, Tuesday afternoon turned to Tuesday evening and I had my regular Great British Bake Off gathering with [...]

By |2018-11-01T14:35:23+00:00November 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Things that Martin Seligman Taught Me

On Friday, I went to ‘The Ultimate Wellbeing in Education Conference’ - hosted by Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice Chancellor of the University of Buckingham, President of IPEN, and co-founder of Action for Happiness. It was a jam-packed day that discussed topics ranging from the wellbeing of teachers, to measuring students’ wellbeing [...]

By |2018-10-25T20:17:17+00:00October 25th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments