Posts Tagged ‘happiness’

Stuff makes us sad That striving to have it all, and it still makes you miserable….And that’s why I like recycling, re-using, having a story behind some of the stuff we do. Just a short article. I have read research saying that you get a *high* when you buy things, which then goes pretty quickly. […]


– the name of the song (and one of my favourite colours). – from the daily email I get from ‘The Shortlist Daily’ – this link Love this for colour culture context Glimpses into other people’s lives are just fascinating.


August wellness

02Aug11

A few of us got were talking about another monthly challenge (‘cos we haven’t got enough to pack into our days already….) and we came up with a wellness challenge for August. It’s really about being mindful about ourselves and perhaps posting a tip, a photo, a thought¬†a day during August.¬† Well I missed the […]


Flourish

05Jun11

Read an article today about happiness by ex president of the APA – Martin Seligman. His new book ‘Flourish’ talks about finding joy in accomplishments. His five crucial elements to well being are: Positive emotion – experiencing joy and pleasure Engagement – being consciously involved in activities Relationships – having enjoyable transactions Meaning – a […]


Eulogy

14May11

*I don’t want to upset anyone with this post. You can chose to read or not read. This post is the text of the eulogy that I said at Jem’s funeral that was held on 11 May, 2011. I spoke after Jeremy’s three children – Sophie, Tim and Amelia, and before Dad and Max. Over […]


Cloaked in

09Mar11

Another interesting day. Appointment with the neurologist. Jem came out saying that the neurologist said ‘one, maybe two years’. I had tears in my eyes as I gave him a big hug. He had a big smile on his face and he did say – not a guarantee Kate… It’s all of course completely dependent […]


Conversations all over the place. Having these conversations every so often. You know, the what would you do if you only had x amount of time left to live. Jeremy says it’s good if he stays well. Sure it takes him an age to walk down the hall, an even greater age to shower and […]