Happiness and how to live well

Happiness is taking time to live well.  You know the old adage ‘live to work’ not ‘work to live’.  Well one thing’s for certain, when you are approaching the end of your life the one thing [...]

Happiness is finding your serenity

Serenity: a state of grace, of being calm, clear, tranquil and unperturbed. It’s not a state of being that is easily reached. Our lives are busy, packed with things and people that demand [...]

Happiness is realising you are someone else’s reason to smile

I paused to watch a child, who spying me looking at them broke into a spontaneous giggle. She was such a little dot, just about a year old, yet her natural curiosity and big ‘blue boo boo [...]

Happiness is: Cherishing each and every moment

Well Valentine’s day came and went again and one could not fail to notice the plethora of red hearts, roses, balloons and cards that were pushed at us. All in the name of love. Yep, buy a quick [...]

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth

Sitting in the car, one rainy Tuesday, in of all places, Trafford Park, Manchester, I tuned into the Chris Evans breakfast show to hear Baz Luhrman cautioning me ‘to enjoy the power and beauty of [...]

Food for the soul: Balancing Intimacy with Solitude

Solitude is something I crave. I know now at this point in my life that I need it almost as much as I need water. Yet when I share that thought with others I find it is greeted with suspicion, [...]

Open your eyes and look around you

Re-entering the world of people after time spent alone can be enlightening.  We have found it at times quite curious because when you have been alone and then come back into contact with people [...]

Happiness is…trying something new

H appiness is laughter from the heart.  So to continue our didgeridoo adventures, understand us when we say that the difference between a skilled player and a complete novice is huge and often [...]

Empathy, sharing – and didgeridoos

Happiness is about sharing knowledge, friendship, support and laughter – important for anyone who like us is learning to play the didgeridoo. So following on from our musings around the campfire [...]

Happiness is…

Sitting under a starlight sky, warmed by the glow of a burning campfire, with only the dry earth beneath me, in the company of friends listening to the rhythm and cadence of a didgeridoo being [...]

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