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.
Inspired by a post called ‘Things that Make Me Happy’, I was amazed at how many things on her list resonated with me, and thought it would be fun to write my own list! So, since I am stuck in bed with a fractured ankle, and keeping my thoughts on positive things can only assist with … More Happiness
This powerful talk from Brené Brown led me through some deep introspection which I feel a desire to mull over and come back to. For now, thought, it feels important to share it with those I love, those I am grateful for, and even those I don’t know (or don’t yet know) – because I … More Vulnerability
A friend posted a link on facebook yesterday to an article published in April 2013, entitled ‘75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life.’ I found it interesting enough to share, although I feel as though I need a little more time to unpick … More “Happiness is Love”
We finally finished unpacking the last of our storage boxes two nights ago, after my clever husband completed the epic process of laminating, trimming, notching, sanding, joining, mounting and varnishing some beautiful Meranti bookshelves for our living room. One of the books I rediscovered is a diary of mine from 1998, when I was 15, … More Memories from a box
I have been absent from my blog for many, many months, for a multitude of reasons. Since I last wrote a post I have moved to a new country, started a wonderful new job, and life has shifted in many complex and subtle ways. Perhaps I will get around to writing about some of them … More Mother’s Day Blues
Simplifying the translation of our emotions assists us in cutting through the cluttered confusion of our hearts, and forming a coherent picture to place ourselves in. Nuances are inevitably lost in any translation, however, and on some occasions it seems worth turning away temporarily from the lure of simplicity and letting the uncertain dusk of fragmentation … More Analysing a Moment