Happiness Calendar: November 2021

The brilliant Action for Happiness charity have released their wellbeing calendar for November 2021. The theme for November 2021 is “New Ways” – which is aimed to give you new methods to move forward in your life. The calendar is below or you can find out more over on their website.

Blog: Oh Joy

Hello everyone Happy Friday from the Rock of Gibraltar. I hope you are all well and the weekend is nearly here. Do you ever have that feeling where you think you always have to be busy? Do you feel guilt when you find that you have some time to yourself and then think this other…

Blog: Solo

I am currently on a sun lounger, basking in the lunchtime sunshine. The pool and view of the Rock of Gibraltar are stunning in the sunshine. Some people would find it hard to cope, but I am here on my own, relaxed and happy. I get asked why I travel alone – I used to…

Action for Happiness Calendar: August 2021

This month’s action for happiness calendar is called Altruistic August 2021.  This gives you an action point for each day of the month to boost your wellbeing.  You can find out more over on their website here

Blog: My dream into a reality

Dreams – we all have them. Sometimes they are big, often they can be relatively small. Dreaming is important for our happiness and positivity, but turning this into a reality can seem like a massive barrier. Pursuing a dream can bring true contentment to our lives. I find the easiest way to turn a dream…

Blog: Summer Sun

Happy Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. I am writing this on a beautiful sunny day. Its Tuesday 1 June, and I am in Beverley sat in a park. Over the long weekend I have been spending a lot of time outdoors, walking and relaxing. Its finally felt like summer is putting in…

MIDWEEK: Blog and Updates 21 April 2020

Hello Everyone Happy Wednesday. I hope you are all well. I have been thinking about breaks and taking time for myself lately. I had my first holiday and trip away for over six months this weekend.  It was so great to just take some time away from lockdown life and just exist somewhere else for…

Let there be light! Why sunny spring days make us happier and healthier

Warmer days and nature awakening are not the only reasons to be cheerful. Scientists explain exactly why this season makes us feel better. Like prisoners waiting to be released from winter, we on these small islands in the northern hemisphere have been willing spring on for weeks now, watching for signs. The hours of light…

Stop Keeping Score

am an inveterate scorekeeper. I can go back decades and find lists of goals I set for myself to gauge “success” by certain milestone birthdays. For example, in my 20s, I had a to-do list for the decade, the items on which more or less told the story of a penniless musician who had made some…