I am a big believer in small changes having a large effect on our lives. I know that if we want to create new habits we need to make them small and achievable to start with. I have seen how piggy backing a new habit onto an existing habit is a great way … Continue reading Can you really Feel Better in 5 minutes? Dr Rangan Chatterjee thinks so.
This week I took my daughter to see 'Dance to the Music' in our local theatre. My daughter has become interested in all things music, dance and performance recently so the show ticked many boxes for a fun evening out. From the start the show was high energy and my daughter and I … Continue reading ‘Dance to the Music’. A night out with my daughter.
This week in my Exploring What Matters course run by Action for Happiness we focused on peace of mind. In class we explored mindfulness and being more aware of our thoughts, seeing how our thoughts effect our moods and our actions. We were given the image of a bucket with a tap. The … Continue reading How to grow resilience.
“An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere take some time to refuel.” I like this quote, it aligns nicely with another analogy I use “You have to fit your own oxygen mask before helping others.” If you don’t look after yourself helping others is going to become increasingly difficult. When we … Continue reading “An empty tank will take you exactly nowhere take some time to refuel.”
Consistent boundaries build a safe environment for children to grow in. If we think of boundaries in a physical form we might think of a fence. A fence is a useful tool. A fence keeps certain things together in one space and keeps other things out. This is exactly what we want to … Continue reading Boundaries -7 Building Blocks of Effective Parenting
Saturday evening was all about my son. For Christmas I bought him tickets to see the band Waterparks at The Electric Ballroom in Camden. However during our AJR concert earlier in the year we were introduced to the band Flawes, who invited us to their album signing on the same night! Flawes were AJR’s warm … Continue reading Flawes, Waterparks and the importance of role models for our teenagers.
I am currently taking part in the ‘Exploring What Matters’ course run by Action for Happiness. The courses aim is to bring people together to explore the issues that really matter for a happy and meaningful life. It is designed to help foster a more positive and caring society. Last week we … Continue reading 10 Keys to Happier Living