It’s (almost) Spring…… and time to stop hibernating!

……. On Thursday, it began to feel like spring. It was possible to go outside without a coat, the sun was shining and the birds were singing. And I was holed up in our basement bedroom with the flu……not fair! Equally unfair was the undying attention of the kids to their computers/tv/ipod’s and whatever other … Continue reading

Day 318 – Happy Monday no.7

Monday 14th November 2011 I know, I have drifted off the ‘happy’ Monday approach to my blog -> lead astray by travel/shopping/holidays (which of course induce a temporary state of happiness, but not long lasting when you see the credit card bill!), so it’s time to come back and finish the series……. …. Find ways … Continue reading

Day 316 – sort-a-day

Saturday 12th November 2011. The cold continues with a hacking cough, blocked and stuffed up nose, and a general feeling of tiredness (or is the jet lag?). But having sensibly (but regrettably) cancelled the trip this long weekend to Brittany, I’m still sulking a little over a rose colored spectacles view that the weather (despite … Continue reading

Day 276 – Happy Mondays no. 3

Exercise Our body and our mind are connected. Being active makes us happier as well as being good for our physical health. It instantly improves our mood and can even lift us out of a depression. We don’t all need to run marathons – there are simple things we can all do to be more … Continue reading

Day 269 – Happy Mondays no.2

….. Relating People with strong and broad social relationships are happier, healthier and live longer. Close relationships with family and friends provide love, meaning, support and increase our feelings of self worth. Broader networks bring a sense of belonging. So taking action to strengthen our relationships and build connections is essential for happiness. via Action for Happiness. … Continue reading

Day 262 – Happy Mondays!

The path to inner joy is simple – commit random acts of kindness, relax and be thankful for what you’ve got….. this was a lovely Monday thought picked up via  Pursuit of happiness | Life and style | The Guardian. and further detailed in the campaign Action for Happiness. and one it’s not so difficult … Continue reading

Day 241 – Monday Morning Mantra – 5-a-day for a healthy mind

I picked this up last week while surfing the internet last week, and saved it for a bit of Monday Morning Inspiration.  Based on the idea that 5 fruit and veg are good for a healthy body, these are 5 mantra’s for a healthy mind;  This is my new Inspiration and my Home page!! 1. … Continue reading

Day 214 – are holidays really good for you?

Holidays should be taken regularly and not for long periods of time, according to some articles re-issued in the UK national press this week.  Of course one of the main culprits is the Daily Mail (as it is silly season post Norway/Amy Winehouse, and the DM is not going to focus too much on the … Continue reading

Day 95 – Feeling old (not Groovy!)

Every now and then I have days which should be classified and buried deep in the top secret filing cabinet.  Preferably forever, and which should never be discussed in public.  Problem is it involves the unmistakable, undeniable fact that as life marches forwards, your body stops fighting the good fight, in the ways that it … Continue reading

Diet Day 19 – Herbal Tea

When you are on a detox and have given up the caffeine fueled coffee, the addictive alcohol, and all those fizzy drinks, it’s quite a challenge to stay on the straight and narrow.  Of course you need to drink a lot of water, but after a while you feel like you’re drowning in it.  You … Continue reading