August Happiness Project theme: Minimalise

August Happiness Project theme: Minimalise

I’ve been getting into the idea of minimalism recently. Not just of stuff – although that’s part of it – but a minimalist aesthetic and way of being that reaches into all corners of life. I’ve been dabbling in minimalism for a while, and it’s the movement that lead me to slow living via Joshua […]

Nourish mind, body & soul; July’s Happiness Project theme

Nourish mind, body & soul; July’s Happiness Project theme

July is ticking by already, sometimes I wonder how this has happened but then I remember “oh yeah, I’ve done a lot these past few months”. So I’ve decided I can give myself a break for not having set my Happiness Project theme for the month yet. I mean, I have just moved to a […]

The freelance work week; on owning your time

The freelance work week; on owning your time

It has been sweltering hot. Today there is some respite, but my lovely flat that keeps me so warm in winter does little to provide respite from a heatwave. There is work to be done, but I feel tired from the heat-disturbed sleep and foggy headed from humidity. “If only I could take time off […]

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. […]

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 […]