Browsing All posts tagged under »Happiness«

matters of the mind

March 5, 2014


Last night I went to a talk here in Durbs by Buddhist teacher Gen La-Kunsang. On the invite were these words: ‘Discover powerful and practical methods to increase happiness and become a more confident and joyous person, capable of bringing real benefit to this world.’ Reading this, I was immediately intrigued. I’m a bit obsessed […]

Core conversation

July 5, 2013


I know I write often about happiness, which may seem a diversion from the running, fitness, health and wellness theme of this blog but in actual fact, happiness is bound so tightly to all of these … and to pretty much everything in our existence.  Only if we are happy as individuals, can we pursue […]

Obsession confession

January 19, 2013


I have no shame in admitting my obsession with many things … working, writing, running, order, organisation … and I’m sure my family, lovers and others would think of plenty more … some good, others bad and others again very very bad! So receiving Robin Sharma’s email last week about why obsessions are wonderful and […]

Worry less & play more

August 5, 2012


Sometimes I find myself sitting in my favourite coffee shops in the midst of Media City and I look around and see too much seriousness and too few smiles … I wonder why?  Is it because in our grown up lives we constantly have things to worry about?  Worry about securing that promotion, paying off […]

The Last Lecture

June 28, 2012


This morning I spent organising the kids library at Hamro Gaun … we were categorising the books into age levels and creating a borrowing system. I don’t think you can ever over-estimate the power of learning and the joy of reading, especially amongst children. On the wall, in this extremely basic room with world maps […]

What I wish ….

May 30, 2012


… I’d known 10 years ago! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Aquarius Magazine, the May 12 issue features this lovely piece featuring myself and a handful of inspirational women sharing the advice we would have given ourselves 10 years ago. Some great words of wisdom so I hope you enjoy reading … and reminiscing perhaps?! […]

Go green & banish blues

March 29, 2012


FACT: Those who have access to nature suffer less depression. We all know this … nothing lifts the spirits and connects us to the now more than a good romp in nature … breathing in fresh air and feasting our eyes on lush green grass, towering trees and fallen leaves. Does this then mean that […]