Singing Away the Blues

FULL DISCLOSURE: I had originally planned to write a blog about awe walks following my recent holiday in the French alps. I told Ilana and Sally I would write it over the weekend, with a plan to put pen to paper on Sunday afternoon. Around 2pm on Sunday afternoon, and full [...]

By |2018-08-16T19:32:17+00:00August 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Imagination and Creation

Last Monday was a big day here at the Happynesshub. As our telly and happiness worlds draw closer together, we embarked on an ‘away-day’ to really knuckle down and refine some new ideas. The day was filled with productivity and some surprisingly solid achievements that will act as a great foundation [...]

By |2018-08-03T07:28:14+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The ‘Sunshine Vitamin’

Sitting down in Sally’s garden on Friday with the team after a busy week - drink in hand and helping myself to a significant portion of Brie - I felt content. More than content; I felt happy. What is it about al fresco dining? For me, it’s the amazing food (of [...]

By |2018-08-10T07:12:18+00:00August 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Targeting New Experiences

It’s 9:30 am on Saturday and I’m on my way to a beginner’s course in archery – something I’ve been thinking about for a long time (much longer than I should have!) but not really done anything about. All too often it’s easy to make excuses, particularly with the day job [...]

By |2018-07-26T18:00:06+00:00July 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Inner Archie

‘Muuuuuuum, can we get a puppy?’ This phrase is repeated most days in our household, more so since I had the pleasure of puppy-sitting my favourite non-human Lord Archie Archibald of Keizer! For those unaware, Archie (Sally’s gorgeous 12-week old black Labrador) has recently become the Happynesshub’s newest member and the [...]

By |2018-07-20T11:30:26+00:00July 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Beyond Appearance

There are two things that have been taking up a lot of my mental energy recently: self-esteem (how we feel about ourselves and how we judge ourselves and our worth); and body image (the perception of a person’s physical appearance) - both of which are deeply connected. We seem to live [...]

By |2018-07-12T22:55:59+00:00July 12th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Mind Reading

As some of you may know from my previous blogs, I struggle with anxiety. Most people’s immediate question when they find this out (including my therapist’s – and not wrongly) is, ‘Have you tried meditation?’ At which point I scoff and say ‘If you know me, you know I can’t meditate. I [...]

By |2018-07-06T07:14:28+00:00July 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Purpose in the Workplace

Hello Hubbers! Let me introduce myself. I’m Nicky – I’m Ilana’s mum and I’ve previously been unwittingly referenced in her blogs (usually in relation to food…). Ilana and I spend a lot of time discussing the various ideas we come across in the world of happiness and wellbeing, and Ilana has [...]

By |2018-07-02T10:35:56+00:00June 28th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Moments with Mum

Disclaimer: To my mum who will be reading this, I promise that this blog includes genuine sentiment and is not a brand new bribing tactic as I’m sure you’re currently suspecting. Throughout my life I’ve often heard the saying ‘hindsight’s a beautiful thing’ and there’s no denying that it certainly is. [...]

By |2018-06-21T22:14:24+00:00June 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00June 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments