Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Let's Meet (and Be Happy) in London!


Happiness is powerful; it opens our eyes to opportunity and our minds to possibility. It is more than simply 'feeling good', such a sense of wellbeing is fundamental - to good relationships with others, resilience in tough times, and getting what we want from life. Yet the rapid pace of modern life leaves us little room to work on our wellbeing. At home there are often distractions, at work there are endless tasks - where do we go for wellbeing?

And I mean wellbeing at it's peak, I don't mean the comfortable contentment of watching a movie or sharing a drink with friends; I mean really thriving.

What if we had a set space and time dedicated purely to harnessing that most precious and self-supporting of emotions: happiness?

Well, now you do: it's called Happy Hideaway. Space to make life better.


Happiness is powerful; it opens our eyes to opportunity and our minds to possibility.

Happy Hideaway is my latest offering to the big wide world; a world I see mostly lacking in that deep, magical sense of wellbeing that propels us along the lumpy bumpy road of life. I wanted to create buzzing workshops and intimate retreats where people could feel free to explore the themes, ideas, and life-altering practices of positive psychology, the science of our happiness. So here you have it, a hub for positive psychology workshops and retreats.

Let's meet in London and talk wellbeing, okay?

My good friends Susanna (of Happyologist fame) and Kristen (strengths extraordinaire) will be joining me at a very special first event, and...

You're invited!

Sunday 23rd February, 2014
Conway Hall, London.
Find out much more and get tickets here.

Whatever you do, don't wait! We have very limited places and our special 'Early Bird' price of £35.00 for these two great workshops in one ends this Friday 31st January. {Drinks, snacks & happy hugs included.}

Keep those New Year's Eve promises to be your best in 2014, and join us for what I know will be a transformative treat of a day! 

Don't forget to join Happy Hideaway on Facebook where we'll keep you updated on upcoming retreats (a week of happiness & sunshine in Barcelona, anyone?) and where maybe, just maybe, we'll announce a special FREE spot at our London workshop... Come and say hello!

Monday, 27 January 2014

How to Create Happiness

"Some pursue happiness - others create it."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In my mid-teens, as I’m sure almost all of you will empathise with, I was pretty miserable. I value that experience now because it allows me the contrast between my present sense of wellbeing and that less rosy perspective. The most interesting point of that period, for me, was my emergence from the misery, and vitally that this didn’t feel accidental, but rather like a conscious choice... Read More on my Happiness and Wellbeing blog.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Featured: Fashion Tips for Hitting the Beach This Summer

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Whether you're jetting off somewhere exotic or just hoping that the British weather picks up for the summer months, you'll want to look your best. Beach fashion isn't just about bikinis and swimming costumes though, there are plenty more beach accessories to improve your look.

So, if you want to sizzle this summer, check out these top tips for looking good on the beach.

It's not very often that you think about jewellery when chilling on the beach but they can add much-needed glamour to your look.

Keep in mind that you are on the beach so it's probably best to choose cheaper costume jewellery than anything valuable. Try sticking to shell and wood pieces, as metal may rust in water or heat up in the sun and end up being too hot to wear.

The thought of sinking your toes in the sand might sound like heaven when you're sitting at work in the office, but once you hit the beach, you'll soon realise that a pair of flip flops is an absolute must. Sand can get really hot in nice weather but not all beaches are covered in the golden grains. With stones, shells, pebbles and other sharp objects potentially in the vicinity, it would be wise to pack flip flops to keep the soles of your feet protected.

When you're lounging around on the beach catching some rays, you'll probably want to just wear your bikini. If you're going for a wander or popping into a beach café, you might want to protect your modesty. Cover up without having to get completely dressed by always having a stylish, fashionable sarong handy.

Shades or sunnies are an essential beach accessory, so you might as well look your best when wearing them. You'll need to think about the shape and style of the glasses in relation to your face, as it's important to get a suitable pair.

For those who wear glasses normally, your choice of sunglasses will be more limited than for others. This is because your sunglasses will need to match your optical prescription to give you the benefits of clear vision and protection from the sun. If you don't want your beach look to be hampered by specs this summer, why not consider Intralase laser eye surgery? This can correct your vision so you have a wider choice of frames and sunglasses styles.

Big floppy beach hats are cute and stylish, but it's not just about fashion. These gorgeous sun hats actually help protect your skin and hair from nasty UV rays as well as making you the star of the beach. You can give yourself the superstar look by pairing a wide-brimmed hat with over-sized goggles. 

Do you have any beach fashion tips to share?