Weekly Words 19th December

I see things that I look forward to in life such as birthdays, holidays and of course Christmas, as bubbles. I try so hard to make sure they don’t pop, doing everything in my power to protect them, that it causes me anxiety. This anxiety manifests in many ways, from OCD kicking in, which [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:23:19+00:00December 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 12th December

As I write this blog, I’m listening to Taylor Swift. This is not unusual for me - I’m a big-time ‘Swiftie’, and listened to 42 hours of ‘Tay Tay’ in 2019 alone, so it’s fair to say I’m QUITE familiar with her catalogue. The music in my ears right now, though, is new [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:59+00:00December 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 5th December

One of the blessings of the pandemic has been the incredible range of speakers that my friend Mark at Action for Happiness has had the time and opportunity to interview. I attend these on an almost weekly basis, and this week’s brought the wonderful Tal Ben-Shahar onto my screen. Whilst I miss attending [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:53+00:00December 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 28th November

One particularly uplifting hour I enjoyed this week was spent watching a discussion between the fabulous Dan Goleman, a renowned researcher into emotional intelligence, and our friend Mark Williamson of Action for Happiness. Mark began by asking ‘what exactly is emotional intelligence?’. In a nutshell, Dan explained, it can be summed up in [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:46+00:00November 28th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 21st November

I just got quite emotional over a news story on BBC Breakfast and wanted to share it. Back in June, a video of Paul Harvey playing the piano went viral. Paul is a former music teacher who now sadly has dementia – however, the video of him playing one of his compositions from [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:40+00:00November 21st, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 14th November

For this week’s little offering Hubbers, I decided to ask my fab colleagues which tools from the 21-Days to Happiness toolkit they have been using this week to get them through any lockdown blues... Thank you fabulous team for your words and inspirations. And thanks to you dear Hubbers for your emails, messages, kindness [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:07+00:00November 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 7th November

This morning I found myself dancing around my house, semi-clad, Archie Archibald quick-stepping along. Yet this was a far cry from where I was just a week ago. It has been seven days of so much change my end. My hair being just the start… As I sat in the hairdressers, bleach bleaching, [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:22:12+00:00November 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 31st October

My children are disappointed that we can’t go out trick or treating with friends this year. But I asked myself, what are we truly missing? It is a much-hyped tradition that seems to have adopted the commercialisation from the US. But, if we look past the creepy costumes, trick-or-treating and pumpkins, what we [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:16:06+00:00October 31st, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 24th October

In a time when it can feel like the entire world has ground to a halt and that life is moving at a pace slower than a snail coated in superglue; it can be easy to forget life’s greatest virtue: patience. In life, it can always feel like you’re waiting for that good [...]

By |2021-02-06T17:16:11+00:00October 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Weekly Words 17th October

‘Lockdown was difficult. Despite being extremely lucky in my circumstances – a roof over my head with family, a good job throughout the period, a new yoga habit – I could feel the restrictions impacting me and my mental health. There wasn’t a burning desire to be out and about, seeing throngs of [...]

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