Weekly Words 15th August

As I arrived to check in to my cottage in Cornwall this week, I was looking forward to fresh air, no stress, and, primarily, a healthy dose of peace and quiet. So, when I woke up on the first full day there to the dulcet tones of an electric drill at work just [...]

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Weekly Words 31st July

This week’s blog is inspired by some consultancy work that I was doing this week for a charity very close to my heart. I was asked to join in a brainstorming session with the board of trustees to consider their new direction, and to share my own experiences of delivering ‘impact’ in the [...]

By |2021-08-01T08:54:26+00:00July 31st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 17th July

When I was thinking about a blog to write for this week, the obvious answer was to write about the football. After all, it’s what totally captured the whole of the U.K. for the last month. And yet, just six days after the Italy v England game, the Euros tournament already seems long [...]

By |2021-08-01T08:55:11+00:00July 17th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 10th July

I was watching BBC News earlier this week, and there was a feature about the recent judgment handed down to the murderer of two sisters: Nicole Smallman and Bibaa Henry. After they died in June 2020, the man who killed them was found guilty this week. The two sisters had been celebrating Bibaa’s [...]

By |2021-07-10T13:30:18+00:00July 10th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 3rd July

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about this week is how to learn from past experience when moving forward to new, yet unknown ones. And that is what this week’s blog is a little bit about; written by one of our lovely Hubbers, Jane, it reflects on a tricky event and considers how [...]

By |2021-07-07T22:06:29+00:00July 7th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 20th June

So this week I have moderated two fabulous (zoom) discussion panels within the world of TV. And despite being media orientated, both have covered the areas of mental health, wellness and COVID. What emerged for me personally was that these past 15 months have thrown up so many beautiful connections that simply never [...]

By |2021-06-23T09:52:56+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 5th June

As Sally mentioned last week, for the past couple of months we’ve been working on a film for the Beyond #BrakeTheSystem campaign - and the campaign, and film, has finally launched! Thanks to the incredible work of Jonny, Louisa, the inspirational Youth Board and Sally and the Happynesshub team, the crowdfunder is now [...]

Weekly Words 29th May

“The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts” This is one of my favourite phrases. Originating from Aristotle, some say commonly wrongly interpreted, and far more complex than one may think if returning to original texts. However, as I use it today, it is in reference to that feeling I [...]

Weekly Words 22nd May

Over the past months I have been exploring Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a therapeutic approach and here are some tools that you may like to implement in your everyday life. One is the idea of the ‘struggle switch.’ When we encounter a feeling such as anxiety, anger or sadness, our first [...]

Weekly Words 15th May

So as most of you will know, it’s been a very important week in the Happynesshub calendar - Mental Health Awareness Week! The theme of MHAW 2021 has been ‘Nature’; which for many of us has been so very relevant over this past year, when we’ve been kept apart from our usual entertainments [...]

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