Travel: Going it Alone

I’ve been feeling a little bit down if I’m honest. I arrived home from India on Saturday morning and it has actually been a lot harder than I expected. The culture shock of coming straight back into London after six and a half weeks in India was pretty intense. Going from [...]

By |2018-04-19T21:55:37+00:00April 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

A Letter from India

I’m writing to you on a bus from Amritsar to Dharamsala. It’ll take about 6 hours, which believe it or not, is pretty short compared to some of the other journeys I have made here in India. So I thought I would take the opportunity to write a little something for [...]

By |2018-04-05T16:53:11+00:00March 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Having a Healthy Smartphone Relationship

So it’s 1715 and I have to be in central London for 1900. Out comes the smart phone, open up TFL and I work out that it’ll take 55 minutes to get there on the tube. Open the Waze sat nav, 57 minutes to drive there. I’ll go for the tube [...]

By |2018-04-05T16:53:55+00:00March 22nd, 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

My Happy Diary

I haven’t written a blog in quite some time now. Upon reflection, I think it’s because I haven’t felt ‘happy enough’ to write one. I’ve often thought that if I’m not zinging with happiness, I’d be doing an injustice to all you Hubbers. It’s only now, following the new year - [...]

Finding Your Flow

January has landed…in full force! It’s cold outside, seemingly permanently dark, and summer seems oh so far away. Many of us at this time of year are exhausted from the Christmas period, and it becomes difficult to see ourselves escaping from the repetitive cycle of work, eat and sleep…summer holidays are [...]

The Importance of Being Alone

A few weeks ago, I read an article in Lena Denham and Jenni Konner’s online magazine Lenny. The article was titled ‘Women Are Supposed to Give Until They Die’ (read here) and discussed how important alone time is for women as well as men. This got me thinking… I have gone [...]

Cellular Positivity

This week I learned some science! Elizabeth Blackburn, the Nobel laureate was my teacher and she taught me all about the part of our chromosomes named telomeres. Now, I must put a little disclaimer in here – unfortunately, my science lesson was not in person, and was actually learned through Elizabeth’s [...]

A Beginner’s Thoughts on Mindfulness

Last week on one of the hottest June days of the last 40 years, I found myself packed into a crowded hall as part of the 1000-strong crowd who were audience to Jon Kabat-Zinn, regarded by many as the father of mindfulness in the Western world. We heard about how in 1979 he [...]

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