Share in the Community

Community spirit varies greatly, from country to culture, areas to individuals. And it differs across generations and ages. One thought that remains universal, however, is that we human beings are social beings (whatever our personality type) and that we are born to support each other and connect. Yet all too often [...]

By |2020-01-16T23:48:20+00:00January 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

21-Days of Malaysian Happiness

Malaysia was the first port of call on my month long travelling sabbatical. 6 days at a retreat to energise, re-connect and rest - and then Asia here I come! At least that was the plan. More than 3 weeks later, I am in the skies above Singapore, leaving the lovely [...]

By |2019-12-19T12:28:31+00:00December 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Millefeuille Musings – Part 2

A while ago I wrote a blog about Millefeuile– or more to the point about how layers of stress can build up and it’s these multiple layers that make life hard to cope with. I then shared how kind friends and family had helped me take these stresses away, slowly and [...]

By |2019-11-12T23:21:36+00:00November 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Magic of Mermaiding

‘I’m going to be a mermaid’, I announced at the table to my friends. They couldn’t suppress their giggles. ‘You’ve done a lot of eccentric things in your life, but this is reaching new levels,’ they laughed. I smiled knowingly. I had a deep, embedded feeling this would be special. Recently, [...]

By |2019-10-17T22:06:57+00:00October 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Baths and Bubbles

I pour in the milk, the creamy consistency swirls in the water – instinctively I relax. I slowly take a long match from a glass blue bottle (a gift that I bought for myself for this very process) and I light the variety of candles that each remind me of a [...]

By |2019-10-17T21:44:32+00:00September 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Millefeuille Musings

‘It’s the layers,’ my friend said to me as we pondered on my rising stress levels ten weeks ago. ‘Yes, your health issues are at the root of things, but it’s the layers of problems and stressors that are building upon this. Let’s address them.’ The next day I found myself [...]

By |2019-11-12T22:40:34+00:00September 5th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Happiness 2050

I was recently filming at a careers event aimed at school students, showing them the range of job options that were available to them - with speakers talking about various college courses, apprenticeships and jobs. One of the interesting talks was aimed at getting young people to think about how employment [...]

By |2019-08-01T09:20:40+00:00August 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Kindness Cures

It’s been 7 days of more hospital appointments, growing weakness and at times, I can’t deny, feeling a tad sorry for myself.  For any of you out there who have been chronically unwell – mentally, physically or both, you will know it can be isolating, frightening and make you question, question [...]

By |2019-05-30T18:13:03+00:00May 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Instant Happy Boost

I walked out of the hospital and I really had had enough. I should have been happy - the news was not bad - I ‘probably’ didn’t have cancer. ‘Unlikely’. Some tests. But, for me, the news was also far from good…  ‘You have a complex condition’. ‘Not sure we can [...]

By |2019-06-06T20:16:44+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Happy Places

I woke up Monday morning feeling unwell. And then some concerning news arrived. I was worried, and an abundance of other negative memories, past events, comparative scenarios flooded my brain. I’d planned to do a few emails and some work from home, yet I felt a need to inject something positive [...]

By |2019-05-16T14:07:03+00:00May 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |1 Comment