Halcyon Days

The retreat had fallen on my lap. I’d missed my 8-week sabbatical due to medical tests and I was due back at work. But it was as if this 5-day break was calling to me – surely my meetings could be re-arranged and I could find an alternate plan for the [...]

By |2019-07-08T16:41:25+00:00July 4th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

A Day with Jeff

It’s Friday night… the candles are glimmering, the water is steaming and my bath is making headway in doing the much-needed job – saving me from my week’s exhaustion and self-questioning. Another seven days of full-on work pressures, personal challenges and the usual navigation of life’s ups and downs in today’s [...]

By |2019-01-17T21:07:48+00:00January 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

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

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