I couldn't understand why I struggled so much through the tantrums. Why homework became a battle of wills. The threat of a lego invasion is moving me to a place of despair and stress. The garden, currently a muddy mess, had become a place I no longer relished while watching them hang upside down on… Continue reading Embracing this Season of Motherhood
Joy is not elusive. Irrespective of mental illnesses, Joy is still always present.But how can joy be present, when your illness/disorder is crippling any sense of joy, hope or purpose? When the emptiness feels overwhelming, all-encompassing and eternal? The struggle comes when your mental health is creating a lifestyle which is opposite to a life… Continue reading Mental Illness and Happiness
On the whole, we do not distinguish between joy and happiness and think that they are the same thing. However positive psychologists (yes that is a thing!) have found that there is a distinct difference between joy and happiness, and this difference may be a turning point in a quest for joy and happiness. Happiness… Continue reading Joy vs Happiness – Are we Chasing the Wrong Thing?
Joy. Happiness. Contentment. January is going to be full of these purposeful moments which grow love, joy, happiness and contentment. Throughout January i will be sharing more of what we are doing to increase joy in our lives through simplicity. Including our ”Happiness Project, ” what the difference between joy and happiness is (positive psychology… Continue reading January- The Happy Month!
The addiction to busy is something I constantly have to battle. The pull of the buzz of completing something, of assisting, of seeing every person and accepting every party invite. To do all the jobs and to be seen as the competent and together. The woman who can do it all! Did you notice? All… Continue reading Maintaining Slow
I was constantly tidying up. Constantly trying to maintain order and control. I was trying to make a circle fit into a square. The circle of my life, into the square of perfection and my idea of what my life should look like. I realised that whilst amazing storage boxes are fab, I still had… Continue reading Just Own Less!
For many people, gratitude is not an automatic state of mind, but studies have repeated shown that an increase in gratitude has a positive effect on mental wellbeing.