Choose a Happy Winter

Choose a Happy Winter

Choose a Happy Winter We are beginning to get the first hints of winter, but before we start hibernating I’d like to take time to appreciate the autumn. What a beautiful autumn it has been. The season never fails to delight and by directly and consciously...
Nature’s Strengths

Nature’s Strengths

I have often written about the many benefits of being in nature which include increased feelings of well-being and happiness, reduced stress levels, improved concentration and lowered blood pressure.  This summer has offered many opportunities to explore varied...
The Joy Of Knitting

The Joy Of Knitting

Isn’t it funny, you do something for years, you really enjoy it, you know that it is good for you and eventually scientific research backs up your personal experience. I’m pleased to say that that is happening with crafting and in particular knitting at...
Reflections On A Beautiful Day

Reflections On A Beautiful Day

One Positive Psychology exercise involves creating and living A Beautiful Day. I have found this to be a wonderful exercise which leaves me with a calm, fulfilled feeling that can last for some days afterwards. The Beautiful Day exercise involves four stages: The...