Happiness · Mental Health · Self Esteem

Embodying peace and love

Whilst some may wake in the night and start pondering on the stresses of life, I found myself waking in the early hours one morning, thinking about how being a best friend to ourselves and treating people as we would like to be treated ourselves work towards one common goal. That goal is embodying peace… Continue reading Embodying peace and love

Mental Health · Self Esteem

The Self Care Project by Jayne Hardy

Today’s post is a review of Blurt Foundation CEO Jayne Hardy’s book, The Self Care Project. As a self professed self care, meditation, mindfulness, and wellbeing junkie, I will ruin this post upfront by heartily encouraging anyone and everyone who is in a tough spot to go out and buy this book. ‘Why?’, you may… Continue reading The Self Care Project by Jayne Hardy

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

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 · Meditation · Self Esteem

Musical Meditation: The Blues Harmonica

One night last year, I awoke from a spectacular dream. I had been playing blues on the harmonica in the spotlight on a small stage with an audience cheering me on. Upon awakening, I immediately decided that I needed to learn the harmonica and an hour later I had signed up to group lessons. Little… Continue reading Musical Meditation: The Blues Harmonica

Creativity · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Creativity and the Depression Addiction

I previously wrote a post about trying to rediscover my creativity by following a 12 week course of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way . Unfortunately halfway through the course I broke my arm and never got round to completing it. However, it still made a significant impact on me engaging with my creativity again. As… Continue reading Creativity and the Depression Addiction

Life Planning · Lifestyle · Self Esteem

Seize the Day!

CarpĂ© diem. Seize the day. We’ve heard these types of sayings before, but how many times do we actually seize the day versus letting it slip by through running routines we’ve long since become used to? We can all be guilty of letting perfectly good opportunities pass us by, making up excuses of why we… Continue reading Seize the Day!

Lifestyle · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

The Museum of Happiness

A few weeks ago, I chanced upon the Museum of Happiness’ Twitter account. Upon spotting it, I was delighted to discover that it was to be a real physical space in London. Today, I had the pleasure of attending The Museum of Happiness launch party. A day of absolute happiness! Dashing to Camden Town after… Continue reading The Museum of Happiness

Meditation · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

This week, I completed an eight week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction [MBSR] course. For me, this marked a milestone in my mindfulness and meditation journey through the camaraderie of my fellow classmates. Today I explore how the MBSR course helped me, in the context of group learning. Practicing mindfulness by myself for many years has… Continue reading Reflections In The Mirrors of Mindfulness

Lifestyle · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

My Body, My Temple

These past few weeks I have been engaging more with the feelings and sensations of my own body through mindful movement. It is interesting moving mindfully. What usually can seem like a normal step during a walk suddenly becomes an entire experience, with an open awareness of how each muscle in the foot expands and… Continue reading My Body, My Temple