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+00:00 June 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+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

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+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fear vs Hope

It’s coming up to 7 weeks on from my op and I am still feeling rough. I’ve noticed the concern I’ve been feeling ramping up over the past fortnight, and I became aware the worry was a growing creature inside, that started off like a little worm tunneling away, but was [...]

By | 2018-05-03T16:52:27+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Help is at Hand

As I lay in the recovery room, oxygen, cannulas, medical staff a blur – after the initial surge of pain, lovely dose of morphine and then a rather snazzy inflatable hot blanket to stop the shivering, my initial reaction to all of this was – please can I see my mum, [...]

By | 2018-04-05T21:28:53+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

January Digital Detox

January is over, yippee! Never a favourite of mine - despite trying to manage the lack of light, the tendency for the TV world to be slow-moving this month, and my post-Christmas despondency – I always long for February to arrive (not the attitude from the Head of Happyness, I hear [...]

By | 2018-02-02T00:09:11+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Acceptance, Action and Positive Thinking

I will be honest. I really don’t like the New Year. Every December it feels like something quite dramatically goes wrong for me on New Year’s Eve, and things crash for the coldest, and what I always feel is the most miserable time of the year – January. So this year [...]

By | 2018-01-04T18:58:38+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Have Yourself a ‘?’ Little Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas! And whatever faith you may be, living in London (as I do) you can’t help but notice the Christmas cheer… yet acknowledge the madness, hustle, bustle and let’s face it rising stress levels of many you encounter. With the Big Day just around the corner, I’m constantly aware [...]

By | 2018-01-02T13:13:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Kindness

I want to talk about kindness. Christmas is almost upon us, a time of love, giving and festive cheer. And it feels right, to talk about kindness, to spread it, share it and celebrate it. Kindness has been all around me these few past weeks. When my mum had her accident [...]

By | 2017-12-14T23:51:43+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The City of Angels: Lessons Learnt

I needed a tube of ointment. On prescription. I was finding LA daunting – big, brash and a far cry from my little home-town in the UK. Still, the plus would be everything was open 24 hours here and I’d have it in a jiffy. $140 later (and 4 minutes with [...]

By | 2017-11-17T08:55:37+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments