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

Finding a Way to Happy

For me, much of the past year was quite awful – I had given up on a lot of things and was down in a dark place by myself. However, things started to brighten up around May when I went to GAFX (the Games, Animation and Visual FX Conference that was [...]

By |2018-08-31T08:18:59+00:00August 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Positivity Writing

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Anaïs Nin Studying Journalism at University I’ve found writing to be both a burden and a blessing. Endless essays and reams of references can take a toll on your soul, however for the most part I’ve found writing out [...]

By |2018-08-23T18:52:28+00:00August 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Singing Away the Blues

FULL DISCLOSURE: I had originally planned to write a blog about awe walks following my recent holiday in the French alps. I told Ilana and Sally I would write it over the weekend, with a plan to put pen to paper on Sunday afternoon. Around 2pm on Sunday afternoon, and full [...]

By |2018-08-16T19:32:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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+00:00August 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+00:00July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00August 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |2 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+00:00July 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments