An open letter to mums

 Home is where your mum is In this video Kid President gives us his usual brand of sage advice. 10 things every mum needs to know is a sincere but of course lighthearted reminder to mums that they are loved, needed and special. In our busy world and busy lives so focussed on money and achievement … Read more

Daily inspiration for complex lives Many sites these days appear to have a “Buzzfeed” type feel to them. Lots of numbered lists, easily digestible content and guest editors. Motivationgrid brings together writers and content from other like-minded bloggers to create a community atmosphere. This is really a great idea as it means diverse content, but … Read more

Soldier Up Sundays

It’s human nature to speak highly of ourselves It’s Actions, not labels which determine who we really are. Our Character is how we choose to behave when we think no-one is watching. Using the analogy of soldiers and their discipline; this episode of The Daily Locker Room covers character. “Planting the seeds of greatness” by … Read more

Hedonic Treadmill

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. I discovered the Hedonic Treadmill thanks to The Happy Movie which I have covered previously on the blog. Quite simply, the Hedonic Treadmill describes our ability to adapt to our surroundings in terms of happiness. So for example you go from making 25,000 a year to 50,000 a … Read more

100 Happy Days

Could you be happy for 100 days in a row? Ever since I discovered the Happier app, I’ve been aware that happiness is something to be focussed on and something to “work at” – it doesn’t just happen. 100 Happy Days takes this concept and challenges you to log one happy thing per day for … Read more