Happiness · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

How to cultivate happiness

Today is International Day of Happiness! As my blog is dedicated to the wonderful topic of happiness, I thought I would share 5 tips of how to cultivate happiness in your life. 1. Make a happiness action plan and stick to it It’s too easy to let life happen instead of choosing what events to… Continue reading How to cultivate happiness

Happiness · Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness

The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Today I’m reviewing The Joy of Living : Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Eric Swanson. Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a revered Tibetan Buddhist master who acquired knowledge in neuroscience, studying alongside leaders in the field. The Joy of Living is curated by Eric Swanson from transcripts by the… Continue reading The Joy of Living by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Home Life · Lifestyle

Living a minimalist lifestyle

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you’ll know how my messy home environment was turned round by reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. Following the rule of only keeping what brought me joy has made it so easy to keep the house clean and tidy. However, I… Continue reading Living a minimalist lifestyle

Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

A self care letter to myself

Six months ago, I went on a mindfulness-based stress reduction [MBSR] course at The Mindfulness Project, London. It was a tricky time of my life. Not the worst by any means, but I was still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and had gone on the course to help solidify my existing mindfulness and meditation practice.… Continue reading A self care letter to myself

Creativity · Happiness · Mental Health · Mindfulness

My Favourite Things Challenge

Last week I posted an image to my Instagram page, accompanied by the caption (and in my mind, singing voice of Julie Andrews playing Maria Von Trapp in The Sound of Music), “Droplets on branches after the rain, these are a few of my favourite things”. It got me thinking about how this iconic scene… Continue reading My Favourite Things Challenge

Mental Health · Mindfulness

Book Review: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. How our brain shapes our reality

Having been a practitioner of mindfulness and meditation on a spiritual level, I recently have become increasingly interested in the neurological and scientific aspects of mindfulness. Jill Bolte Taylor’s My Stroke of Insight is a fascinating glance into the neuroanatomist’s personal experience of having a stroke which resulted in a conscious dual reality of being… Continue reading Book Review: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor. How our brain shapes our reality

Happiness · Lifestyle

My Internal Journey to the Galapagos

Today I have finished my holiday to the wonderful Galapagos Islands. Sitting just off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are known for their extraordinary wildlife and microclimates. They were made famous by the great naturalist and explorer, Charles Darwin, who spent a total of only eleven days on the islands before writing his… Continue reading My Internal Journey to the Galapagos