Weekly Words 16th January

This week, we’ve got a special investigation into an age-old debate: to text or to call? I was recently reading an article about a recent study which found that, when participants were asked either to email or call a friend, those who spoke on the phone reported higher feelings of closeness and satisfaction – [...]

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Weekly Words 9th January

This year, one thing I want to happen is to practise more silence, and more listening. I don’t necessarily mean talking less (that’s unlikely to happen), but rather I want to experience more silence, and listen better. This world can feel so full of noise - TV, traffic, radio, intercoms, chatter. Being very [...]

By |2021-01-11T13:49:06+00:00January 9th, 2021|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Weekly Words 9th January

Weekly Words 31st December

This year for me has been about ‘coming home’. Or to be more precise ‘coming home to love’. How can this be in a year of such turmoil, tragedy, sadness, upheaval and change? My answer is that even more so this has brought me back to love. Or perhaps more accurately reminded me that [...]

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Weekly Words 24th December

It’s Christmas!!!! I love a Christmas tree – it has to be one of my favourite things of the festive season. The reason being it’s a chance to bring out the eclectic collection I have of decorations to adorn it. Not that it’s always been that way. When I first moved to London [...]

By |2021-01-11T13:52:28+00:00December 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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 |2020-12-31T10:47:18+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 |2020-12-26T09:55:29+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 |2020-12-07T12:41:43+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 |2020-12-03T20:52:45+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 |2020-12-03T21:05:23+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 |2020-12-03T21:48:47+00:00November 14th, 2020|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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