Kindness Cures

It’s been 7 days of more hospital appointments, growing weakness and at times, I can’t deny, feeling a tad sorry for myself.  For any of you out there who have been chronically unwell – mentally, physically or both, you will know it can be isolating, frightening and make you question, question [...]

By |2019-05-30T18:13:03+00:00May 30th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

A Day with Jeff

It’s Friday night… the candles are glimmering, the water is steaming and my bath is making headway in doing the much-needed job – saving me from my week’s exhaustion and self-questioning. Another seven days of full-on work pressures, personal challenges and the usual navigation of life’s ups and downs in today’s [...]

By |2019-01-17T21:07:48+00:00January 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

The Silent Man

Silence is Bliss. It’s not a phrase that’s greatly resonated with me throughout my life. I grew up in a busy and bustling house, surrounded by family, 7 dogs and multiple other two and four-legged friends. Silence was rare, and other than when I was revising and wanted real quiet (much [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:07:44+00:00December 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Young? Old? Be Happy!

Greetings from Swansea Hubbers! Over the past few months I’ve been working on location in this Welsh city filming our latest show for CBeebies (watch out for details next year!). Over the course of my time here, there has been a reoccurring theme cropping up - the older generation. It started [...]

By |2018-12-05T22:11:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here to Help

I think human beings are innately kind. Indeed, research tells of toddlers readily helping others to achieve their goals... the altruism within them is a natural instinct. So why is it that we hear of such atrocities around the word? And headlines shout that we in Western society nowadays are ‘all [...]

By |2018-11-29T19:32:24+00:00November 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Don’t Spill Your Coca-Cola

Ilana and I are sitting in the car on the way to Swansea… we’ve had a very ‘challenging’ week (as one of my good friends would say!). In fact, the way I’ve been describing my week is ‘horrid, horrendous, horrid’. My mum fractured her pelvis (yet again!), and has been in [...]

By |2018-11-29T19:17:51+00:00November 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Marvellous Mariana

Do you have people in your life that bring you joy? They walk through the door and you know before they’ve even arrived that they are going to brighten your day? We talk lots at the Happynesshub about ‘finding your happy’ – things that lift your spirits, warm your heart, give [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:12:11+00:00September 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Mental Healing

Last week I attended my very first Action for Happiness event! If you aren’t aware, Action for Happiness is a fantastic movement that aims to build a happier and more caring society, drawing on scientific research with the aim of helping people to take practical action in their lives. The event [...]

By |2018-02-16T00:05:48+00:00February 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Back to School

I always love going back to my old school. I feel lucky to have been given such a rounded and varied education and I never fail to wonder at the kindness and politeness of the girls when I return. Yet our visit this week was particularly special. I had been invited [...]

By |2018-02-09T01:15:21+00:00February 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

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+00:00February 1st, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments