How to solve your own happiness equation

You’ve heard the concept before that happiness is simply a choice, so why is it so hard to just ‘choose’ happy! If it really was that simple, we would all be bouncing about like happy bunnies! However, if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that life is full of contradictions and polarities and here’s […]

Are your beliefs holding you back?

I’ve just finished reading ‘Biology of Belief’ by Bruce Lipton and I found it totally fascinating! It allowed me to geek out in my love of biology (which was my best subject  at school!) and it also strengthened beliefs that I already hold, due to the thorough research and evidence presented in the book. Bruce […]

I Heart Me

I can’t believe it’s March already! Last month was all about self-love and as part of that I read the book ‘I Heart Me’ by David Hamilton, which I really enjoyed. I found it particularity interesting hearing about it from a male perspective and a Scottish male perspective at that. It’s not a topic that […]

Do you love yourself?

If I was to ask you if you loved yourself, what would your answer be? Would the question itself make you feel uncomfortable because it brings up connotations of being arrogant?  Or would you have an opposite reaction and feel it’s just some lovey dovey nonsense?! Well, I can tell you that it’s neither of those things and […]

What is your purpose?

Do you feel you lack purpose in your life? In his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Victor E. Frankl, Victor talks about the importance of having a purpose and meaning in life. Even in the worst circumstances imaginable, you can still find a purpose.  The book is one of the most powerful ever written. Victor […]

Why we all need hygge in our lives!

I’ve just finished reading The Little Book of Hygge by Miek Wiking which is all about hygge or ‘hoo-ga’ is its proper pronunciation. Miek Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen which studies happiness and he thinks hygge might just be the magic ingredient that we are all missing. After reading […]

40 Tips for Better Living

I have just finished reading a fantastic wee book called Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.  It’s all about Matt’s experience of having depression and anxiety, which was so bad at one point, he came very close to committing suicide.  I have gained so much understanding and compassion for people who suffer from it and […]

Tame your inner chimp

I’ve just finished reading the Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters which I really enjoyed and it made so much sense to me!  It gave me great insights into why I behave the way I do sometimes so I would like to share my aha! moments with you in this blog! The book  explains how our brain is made up […]