Laughter – the before and after of happiness

Laughter – the before and after of happiness

You don’t need to be happy to smile or laugh, but they can make you happier. The benefits of it go beyond the present moment. “How do you know if somebody is happy?” Usually people reply: “The person laughs or smiles.” Does that mean that all laughing and smiling...
Forgetting to Live

Forgetting to Live

I often find myself in a state of what I call ‘forgetting to live’ and wasting my time away thinking about what I want from life, what I need to tackle and other life worries. I know this is a habit I’ve had since I was a child and every now and then I’ve tried to...
Me, Silence and Self-Compassion

Me, Silence and Self-Compassion

Setting the Scene I feel the need to mention here that I have experienced very little actual silence in my life.  By the time I was born, there was already a big brother, followed by 2 more siblings, I then married and have had 4 wonderful children, now blessed with a...
Could Mindfulness Combat Racial Bias?

Could Mindfulness Combat Racial Bias?

  “A solitary dream can transform a million realities. The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious, but the desire to reach hearts is wise”. Maya Angelo Mindfulness is at the heart of happiness studies in Positive Psychology (PP) which are at an increasing...
On Making your bed

On Making your bed

Having decided that I would write about making your bed this month, the first thing I had to do was actually make my bed.  So I completed a task that I always do when I am home or away.  It’s something that comes naturally to me as I am a tidy person but what are the...
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