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 [...]

By | 2018-05-17T19:15:29+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Being Kind for a Happier World

Last Friday I attended the Happier World Conference at the Museum of Happiness in Camden. Aside from a talk or two, this was my first proper happiness event and whilst there were lots of different aspects to the day, there was one message that stood out for me…BE KIND. Kindness is [...]

By | 2018-04-26T19:00:31+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Travel: Going it Alone

I’ve been feeling a little bit down if I’m honest. I arrived home from India on Saturday morning and it has actually been a lot harder than I expected. The culture shock of coming straight back into London after six and a half weeks in India was pretty intense. Going from [...]

By | 2018-04-19T21:55:37+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Colour me Happy

It’s Wednesday night and I’m sat at home looking around the room thinking maybe, after 4 years, it’s time for a fresh lick of paint. You see, when I renovated my house I decided to do the simple thing and paint everything the same colour – Natural Hessian. Ever since I’ve [...]

By | 2018-04-12T20:27:13+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Help is at Hand

As I lay in the recovery room, oxygen, cannulas, medical staff a blur – after the initial surge of pain, lovely dose of morphine and then a rather snazzy inflatable hot blanket to stop the shivering, my initial reaction to all of this was – please can I see my mum, [...]

By | 2018-04-05T21:28:53+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

A Letter from India

I’m writing to you on a bus from Amritsar to Dharamsala. It’ll take about 6 hours, which believe it or not, is pretty short compared to some of the other journeys I have made here in India. So I thought I would take the opportunity to write a little something for [...]

By | 2018-04-05T16:53:11+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

For the Love of Food

I love food, and I love people… there is nothing better for me than sharing a meal with some friends, family and loved ones (often helped by a log fire and an exceptionally good cheese board!). So I was interested to read this week in one of my favourite publications, Positive [...]

By | 2018-03-15T22:09:25+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Opening Doors

‘As one door closes, another opens,’ my Dad always used to say.  Especially when I split up from a boyfriend (‘Plenty more fish in the sea’ was another favourite!). Recently I’ve had a number of doors closing and as such I’ve been pondering on how to deal with it at the [...]

By | 2017-10-05T21:55:54+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments