Well, hello! It’s a bright, sunshine filled Tuesday morning here, and I’m at my desk and working hard (cough) already. I didn’t realise it was #InternationalDayOfHappiness until I looked at my Twitter feed first thing. In between all the gloom, sad news and pain there was a reminder from Action For Happiness that today was, indeed, the day to be positively happy. It brought me … Continue reading It’s #InternationalDayOfHappiness: How are you going to celebrate?
It’s Wednesday 14th March and so far this week we have lost two great, clever, funny and totally human people. They seem so different from each other, and yet there is a common theme of humanity, love and happiness that runs through their work. Ken Dodd was born, lived and died no more than 3 miles from either my office or my home address. He … Continue reading Happiness, Wisdom and Sadness. Farewell to two heroes.
March came in like a lion, didn’t it? All the freezing cloud, snow, wind and weather that stopped life from going on as per usual. It’s so appealing to a hygge lover, because it makes us want to stay inside and hygge. There are very few pleasures quite as appealing as snuggling down with a pot of tea and a warm slice of toast. When … Continue reading The snow has gone, and the spring weather is following soon.
It’s been a while since I did A Word for the Weekend. I don’t know, real life sort of got in the way, or I wasn’t as dutiful as I should have been. But today on Twitter I saw a word I knew you would need, because if you are anything like me, this is what you do. I am, sadly, Mother-in-Law free now, … Continue reading A Word for the Weekend: Scurryfunge
Over the past 18 months I have made a shared so many quotes on the blog, on Facebook, on Twitter…. Sometimes I have made a quote for a book and never actually made it public afterwards. There are too many quotes and not enough time to load them all up. Today’s post is basically just a load of quotes. I’m rushed at work today, so … Continue reading One weird post….
Hygge isn’t mindfulness. I don’t think I need to point that out half as much as I used to, when hygge was a new concept and it was very easy to think of it in terms of sipping tea and resting in the moment alone. Or, if hygge is to do with mindfulness, it’s a sociable mindfulness that works best in small groups when you … Continue reading Mindfulness March
This Wednesday is International Hygge Day. All over the world, hygge lovers will be doing small actions to make their world a happier, more hyggely place and sharing it with the hashtag #internationalhyggeday on social media. I’m almost sorted for my hyggely day. I’m in work from 8.30 am, so I’ll take my overnight oats with apple to eat at my desk. It’s really good … Continue reading International Hygge Day 2018: Two days left!
When I set out to hibernate by myself in January as a way to get through the post-Christmas blues, I knew that the tools I needed were right at hand. Giving nothing away, but if you get the basic areas of life balanced, you stand a greater chance of being resilient when it comes to others. When I set out to keep my life boosted … Continue reading Hibernation’s End: February is keeping me happy.