Weekly Words 13th June

I’ve had a bit of an up and down relationship with exercise for quite a while. Much as I would like to get fitter, I struggle to find the time to fit it in, and am very good at starting something multiple times without it seeming to stick. I can’t tell you how [...]

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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 [...]

Weekly Words 8th May

On Wednesday, I participated in an Instagram Live event with the very special Imad Yassin founder of the Idris Foundation, which undertakes charitable work with refugees around the world. The theme of our discussion (and series as a whole) was ‘compassion’, and some of what we talked about included the story of Mohamedou [...]

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Weekly Words 1st May

Hello, you lovely bunch, and welcome to your Weekly Words for this bank holiday weekend. For those of you in the U.K., I hope you’re as excited as I am about the prospect of a long weekend! And I’ve had a very exciting start to it - A HAIRCUT! What a lovely feeling [...]

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Weekly Words 24th April

I’ve been thinking this week about the easing of lockdown, and how things are opening up here in the UK. Many, I am aware, are a bit anxious about this prospect. I personally have been noticing my anxiety levels rise this week for a multitude of reasons. So today’s newsletter includes a few [...]

By |2021-04-30T20:45:13+00:00April 24th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 17th April

This week’s newsletter contains a few musings on gift-giving. And my quote of the past 7 days from a friend: ‘One step at a time, one heart at a time.’ Flic has a little anecdote about a recent gift exchange with a friend. The other day, I met a friend for a walk [...]

By |2021-04-30T20:40:22+00:00April 17th, 2021|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 10th April

This week we have a contribution from the lovely Issy, who so kindly has reflected on her experiences doing the Duke of Edinburgh’s ‘D of E’ scheme, which has enriched the lives of countless young people since Prince Philip set it up in 1956. I had a strange complex when I was younger [...]

By |2021-04-30T20:30:49+00:00April 10th, 2021|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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