Talking Loneliness

I’ve been thinking quite a lot recently about loneliness. Not loneliness in the sense of the passing emotion when you’re left alone at home, or when you find yourself without anybody to take your lunch break with, but the painful feeling that comes from the perception that your connections with others [...]

By |2018-10-18T22:35:15+00:00October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Meditation: Creating a Habit

In September, I started something new: meditation. In fact, here at the Happynesshub HQ, we’ve all been into our meditation recently. Sally has started a new meditation class – every Tuesday morning she reports back on the delight of her Monday evening group. Ruth has been reading up on mindful birthing [...]

By |2018-10-04T19:23:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |1 Comment

The Marvellous Mariana

Do you have people in your life that bring you joy? They walk through the door and you know before they’ve even arrived that they are going to brighten your day? We talk lots at the Happynesshub about ‘finding your happy’ – things that lift your spirits, warm your heart, give [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:12:11+00:00September 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Mind Reading

As some of you may know from my previous blogs, I struggle with anxiety. Most people’s immediate question when they find this out (including my therapist’s – and not wrongly) is, ‘Have you tried meditation?’ At which point I scoff and say ‘If you know me, you know I can’t meditate. I [...]

By |2018-07-06T07:14:28+00:00July 5th, 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+00:00June 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Archie Moment

We’ve coined a new phrase at Happynesshub HQ – it’s called The Archie Moment. And it stems from my meeting the new love of my life, little Archie Archibald, as many of you will have read in last week’s blog. Archie (my new Black Lab, 7 weeks old, arriving at my house [...]

By |2018-06-14T20:21:09+00:00June 14th, 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+00:00June 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Nature-ally Happy

As we pass through spring with summer on our doorstep, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about nature and being outdoors. The other week, my friend recommended a Netflix film to me entitled Expedition Happiness. Filmmakers Selima ‘Mogli’ Taibi and Felix Starck, feeling as though they didn’t quite [...]

By |2018-05-31T21:35:32+00:00May 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 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+00:00May 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments