The Art of Being Idle

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

Look inside Choosing Happiness

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?

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?

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

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

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

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