Monday Mojo – Notice the Spark

How would you define “a good life”? If you’re old enough, you might remember Tom and Barbara (from a U.K. TV show) who decided to give up extravagant living and go self-sufficient – much to the amusement (but most of all horror) of their posh neighbours Margo and Jerry. Now I’m not saying in order to be happy,Continue reading “Monday Mojo – Notice the Spark”

Monday Mojo – Find Your Awe

How are you? It’s a genuine question. I’m asking because if you’re nervously moving into 2021, that’s ok – we’re allowed to be cautious when life has been, well, anything but ok. Whatever you’re feeling right now, it’s valid and it matters. As more of us have moved into Tier 4 in the U.K. weContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Find Your Awe”

Three ingredients for Happiness (on International Day of Happiness)

As I’m writing this, we are in the early days of the COVID19 pandemic in the U.K.. The world as a whole seems nervous, confused and curious all at the same time. 20th March also happens to be the International Day of Happiness. Debates are ongoing about who is right and who is wrong. ManyContinue reading “Three ingredients for Happiness (on International Day of Happiness)”

Monday Mojo – Protect Your Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? During my workshops, I sometimes joke about a vacuum cleaner advert. (Bear with me, I promise this will make sense.) You might have seen it on TV: it’s the one that says that you need it because it’s going to change your life. The advertiser says you can hooverContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Protect Your Happiness”

Monday Mojo – Be Your Bliss

What does it actually mean to be happy? We’ve literally been exploring the subject of happiness for thousands of years. Around 2500 years ago, the Buddha saw happiness as freedom from craving (e.g. it’s healthier to focus on being, rather than doing or having). A little while later, Zhuangzi introduced the idea of “going with the flow”. In moreContinue reading “Monday Mojo – Be Your Bliss”