This week I’m grateful for… Waking to the splendour of dawn, and the delights of an early morning swim to greet the day. Sleeping peacefully to the rhythm of the ocean. Excited anticipation of the many planned adventures and travels in the year ahead. Catching up with a very dear friend, using the convenience of … More Gratitude
Today I’m grateful for… A wonderful weekend celebrating the 40th birthday of my fantastic big sister, thankful for being part of making her feel thoroughly spoilt whilst enjoying delicious food, excellent company and new experiences. The way in which the #MeToo campaign has sparked so many important conversations around the world, from the healing that … More Gratitude
At times, I find myself in awe of how much joy there is to find and create within every day, and of how much of our lives we spend failing to notice this. When my attention is thus focused, I find myself unable to quite recall why I can’t live with this level of joyful … More Insomnia and Self-Care
Today I am grateful for… Trusting my impulse to pick up ‘The Book of Joy’ on my way into the airport, inviting more introspection and joy into my life! Making the conscious choice to breathe and slow down rather than getting stressed about logistical travel challenges. Soaking in the view. Fresh carrot and ginger juice, … More Daily Gratitude
Sunday brought us yet another day of steady, soaking rain, and so our planned outdoors activities were replaced with, amongst other things, a trip to the cinema with family and friends to watch the new animated film ‘Trolls’. My children fell in love with the music, with my youngest staying as long as the credits rolled … More Getting back up again
I’m often amazed when I’m absorbed in easily-accessible joys that I don’t do these delightful things more often! Twice during the weekend my boys and I headed out for very simple adventures quite literally on our doorstep, and while my wanderlust and pleasure in wider travels and adventures remain, it is even more satisfying to … More Grounded
Picking up where I left off in my first list of things that make me happy, here are the next additions: The connecting messages, emails and phone calls I sometimes received from loved ones after writing blog posts. Birdsong – outside my window in the mornings, in the early morning dark when out running, or … More Happiness contd.