It’s springtime, and the shops are full of Easter eggs, chocolate bunnies and hot cross buns. It’ll be Easter Sunday on 21st April 2019, and houses all over the land will be full of children chasing after eggs, parents cooking lamb or turkey, and a lot of talk about the new season in clothes, TV and weather. Easter is a natural time for new beginnings. … Continue reading Why Lent might be a good time to start again.
Yesterday was #InternationalDayOfHappiness and I was having a happy smiley time at work. I love my work, I help people, I talk to loads, and I end the day smiling every time. Not yesterday. Yesterday I was robbed by conmen, two young men who came in talking and yabbering, making a fuss and going off with whatever was on the desk. My mobile phone, sadly. … Continue reading How my Happiness Day turned out… Paint Your Wagon at The Liverpool Everyman
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.
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