The Art of Being Idle “I’m bored.” When was the last time you uttered these words? There’s a chance you might think it when you’re at work, but when was the last time you said it in your own time? As an adult it’s very rare that we find ourselves facing a weekend with… Read more about The Art of Being Idle
Random Acts of Kindness Day 2017 Today is the official Random Acts of Kindness Day. While it’s a great idea to carry out acts of kindness every day of the year I also think it’s good to have a specific day, 17 February, ever year to highlight the practice. Research shows that doing something… Read more about Random Acts of Kindness Day 2017
Look inside Choosing Happiness I’ve been at the movie-making again, this time a 30-second film flicking through the chapters of Choosing Happiness with a cuppa! The course begins on Monday 13 February, read all about what the course entails, and join, on the course page here. Would you like access to a library of free… Read more about Look inside Choosing Happiness
What is happiness and how do we experience more? Happiness means different things to different people. Happiness is not surface pleasure, it’s not being in a state of ecstasy and it’s not forcing yourself to be positive when everything’s not okay. In this short film I talk about what real happiness is, how positive psychology is revealing… Read more about What is happiness and how do we experience more?
Are you choosing happiness? I am delighted to tell you that Choosing Happiness – Find joy and contentment in your life e-course is now open for registration! If you’d like to bring more happiness into your everyday, and build resilience to deal with life’s twists and turns, this is the course for you. Choosing… Read more about Are you choosing happiness?
Word for 2017: Connect Do you choose a word for the year? I’ve been doing this for the past few years and previous words have included grow, positive, share and balance. For 2017 my guiding word is connect. The idea behind choosing a word, or a phrase, for a period of time like a year,… Read more about Word for 2017: Connect
30 Day Festive Food Bank Last year I heard of a brilliant idea to put an item of food or toiletries in a box every day in December and then give the 24 items to a local food bank on Christmas Eve. I merrily found a box, started adding items, and then called my local food bank to… Read more about 30 Day Festive Food Bank
What to do when you get a grunt for a reply September is in full flow, the summer holidays are a distant memory and your family is back at work and school. And the grunts are back too. When you ask your child how school was and all you get in reply is a… Read more about What to do when you get a grunt for a reply
Help me to help you Yes, I am quoting Jerry Maguire. For good reason. I’ve been thinking about what I want to share with you in these blog posts, in the newsletters I send, what to fill the Nook of Inspiration with, and what material and courses to create that will utilise my experience and knowledge of happiness… Read more about Help me to help you