Rules? Where we’re going, we don’t need rules (a brief hiatus)

Rules? Where we’re going, we don’t need rules (a brief hiatus)

I’m sitting on the floor in front of the Christmas tree writing this, my final blog post of the year. It’s a good thing too, because I am winding down like a clockwork toy whose winder’s got jammed. My out of office has been on since Monday, I’m teaching my last yoga class tonight and […]

Concluding my Happiness Project – am I happier?

Concluding my Happiness Project – am I happier?

A year ago I decided I was going to do my Happiness Project. Inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s book The Happiness Project (which I’d accidentally, fortuitously, stumbled upon in the Chelsea Market bookshop in NYC), I would spend the year of 2017 working on improving my happiness levels. And that’s what I’ve done. How to even begin […]

Why you need to ask: how can I make this easier for myself?

Why you need to ask: how can I make this easier for myself?

Some people (including me) are people pleasers, perfectionists and grafters. We are inclined to put the needs of our work, and others, above our own and to consider ‘taking it easy’ to be synonymous with ‘lazy’ (which, in its turn is taken as a huge insult). We are not naturally inclined to ask the question […]