Posts Tagged‘happiness’

Curating Kindness: Introducing… The Friendly Bench™

Interested but need to get a wriggle on? Jump straight to the full article here In an earlier blog post, I took the plunge and finally unveiled what I’d been *intending* to pen about here on the blog for some time – but had apparently been too much of a cowardy, Kate-like custard to do so until recently. As outlined in that rather wordy, but oh-so earnest and (if I do say so myself) utterly awesome post (!), the topic of loneliness is one that’s dear to my heart, not least because it’s an issue that can cause considerable emotional…

If kindness is your jam…

View this post on Instagram For anyone in need of a dollop of blue skies and little white, fluffy clouds, may I suggest you go and check out the The Independent’s “Happy List 2018: the full list of people who make life better for others”, published this morning – I honestly think you’d be hard pushed to find a more uplifting, inspiring read on t’internet today. It also happens to feature a couple of kick-ass women and organisations cutting some serious shapes in the businesses of tackling #loneliness and social isolation, including the delightful (ok, I’ve not met her IRL,…

Pottering and pizza

View this post on Instagram It’s very rare that I can say this with any degree of authenticity when the kiddos are involved, but today was, on the whole, pretty ‘chilled.’ Don’t get me wrong; the personettes’ bickering and squabbling still played a fairly prominent role throughout the day, but there was also a decent amount of pottering and moseying going on. A trip to the dentist for my best girl turned out to be more fun than it sounds (it was just a check-up, and the movey-up-and-down chair, the squirty water spray thingy and the free ‘balloons’ – who…

Mindful magic beans

View this post on Instagram A 60-pesos (equivalent to about £2.50) haircut, mid-morning walks, hot chocolate on rainy afternoons, chats with the famalam back home, and a relatively (on balance) harmonious household with les enfants terribles slowly but surely eking out their play-together-without-killing-each-other time – these are some of the things that have brought me #joy this week. Syrupy? Yes, a wee bit. But the upshot of all this is me finally recognising that my tendency to both dwell on the past AND fret excessively about the future in equal measure (it’s an art, dontcha know), is really not doing…

Friyay

View this post on Instagram It’s #Friyay, the sun is shining, I’ve had a half-decent night’s kip, and the day has been relatively productive so far, so I’m off to treat myself for a powerwalk and a coffee. On the downside, there are defo way too many commas in that sentence for my liking, but hey ho, swings and roundabouts, and all that. Since I’m all about channelling the Positive Percy today, I’m focusing on the happy things, the upbeat things and the windows of opportunity (just in case you wondered where we were heading with the obscure window pic,…