Being comfortable with discomfort

“You think this is nice?” she asked, incredulously, as we came into a wide-legged forward fold against the wall. As I responded “it’s lovely” I wondered if our different responses might have something to with the fact that I’m getting more comfortable with discomfort. Let’s get one thing straight here: I love being cosy. Give

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Everyday adventures

It’s Sunday morning and my face smells of suncream, because I’m going for a walk in the rare Manchester sunshine. As I head out of the door a wave of nostalgia tinged with sadness fills me. The last time I was dressed in my walking gear I was on holiday, a proper adventure exploring new

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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

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