Out of Retirement

By |2017-01-13T13:50:10+00:00April 18th, 2016|2 Comments

About the Author:

“Hi, my name’s Matt and I am absolutely over the moon to be a Happynesshub Hero. As a member of the emergency services, working long shifts and fitting family life in around other demands can be challenging. I’ve also lived with a condition called Dysthymia for the past 20 years, which is a form of chronic depression. I’m also Buddhist. What does this mean for me? It means that I am more determined to surround myself with positivity, mindfulness and effective relaxation techniques. This is where the Happynesshub is perfect for me. I hope that by sharing my experiences of the 21 day programme with you, you too can benefit in some unique and meaningful way.”


  1. CatherineR April 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Love this Matt! So when are you opening your retreat? 😉

    But you’re so right about “all in moderation” – video messaging and social media are wonderful things when used to connect with friends and family across the world and I’m so grateful that I’m around in an age that this is possible. But there is always a time and place and that is NOT at 11.59pm when you’d promised yourself to have an early night, yet here you are scrolling through Doug the Pug videos (highly recommend), cat memes and the day’s news. (Clearly, I do not speak from experience. *ahem*)

    Then often it’s comparing ourselves to ourselves where we need to catch our thoughts and say “stop it”. Our bodies and our skills change over years but that’s ok because that means we are human and alive. No point beating ourselves up for being somebody that we’re not. It all comes back to – live in the present!

  2. Karen Waterman April 21, 2016 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I found your video interesting and they re-iterated my thoughts that social media has its place – to connect with those far away and not to hear about daily actions of those you see and want to speak to. It is definitely an addiction for many to know what others are up to. I would rather pick up my phone and speak to people – I feel happier speaking to someone in person at the appropriate time!

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