Mindfulness is the first step towards developing compassion

Mindfulness is the first step towards developing compassion

When I look at my Happiness Project resolution progress chart (now stuck the wall) I notice a distinct lack of ticks next to my most recent resolutions. Changing my attitude towards others is proving harder than adding daily walks or a 3 item to-do list. Thinking about my resolution chart recently, I realised it’s an […]

Loving Relationships: September’s Happiness Project Theme

Loving Relationships: September’s Happiness Project Theme

When I looked back over my Happiness Project themes recently I felt there was something missing. And I realised that thing may be other people. This is a big year of change for me, so I’ve been focusing on themes and resolutions to make changes to personal habits and ways of doing things. But now […]

Minimise to maximise; minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic

Minimise to maximise; minimalism isn’t just an aesthetic

Minimise to maximise is something I heard Brooke McAlary say on the Slow Home Podcast (which I highly recommend if you’re wanting to learn more about slow living). The idea made so much sense to me and is the simplest explanation of minimalism I’ve heard. I grew up with a perception of minimalism I think […]