A mantra for slowing down

“I can just be here”   A mantra for the hard to slow down, can’t stop, got to keep going people. For the forward lookers, the strivers, the perfectionists & the over-achievers. What if we gave ourselves permission to just be where we are right now? What if we didn’t lie down to relax with […]

June Happiness Project: follow your intuition

June Happiness Project: follow your intuition

There have been many times I’ve spoken the words “go with your gut”, usually to a friend asking my advice on a decision. “What should I do?” – the answer is usually always “go with your gut”. But how many of us actually, truly, do that? I know I’m guilty of saying but not doing. […]

Gratitude for small misfortunes (why I’m grateful for mould)

Gratitude for small misfortunes (why I’m grateful for mould)

Today I thought “I am grateful for mould”. An odd notion, perhaps, unless you’re some sort of creature that eats mould. Let me explain, though, and perhaps it won’t seem so odd. When boyfriend and I first moved in together we found a lovely flat that, two months later, turned out to be covering all […]

Playfulness is a state of mind

Playfulness is a state of mind

As you know I’ve been thinking a lot about play and playfulness this month. I’ve had varying success implementing my Happiness Project resolutions for May. I haven’t, technically, carved out time each day to play. Turns out it’s a hard thing to prioritise when you’re also thinking about making money to pay the bills and […]