Joyful living

Rethinking happiness

Rethinking happiness

Recently I was introduced to the concept of Stoicism, and I'm finding it fascinating. I've never given it much though before, dismissing it as something cold and emotionless, but I'm beginning to realise this is a complete misunderstanding, and I've actually been...

Online shops I love (that aren’t Amazon)

Online shops I love (that aren’t Amazon)

Like so many people this year, I've been making a real effort to buy from small or independent businesses rather than lining Jeff Bezos' pockets even further. I do admit there is the odd thing I've struggled to source outside Amazon, but where I could I've tried hard...

10 songs to dance the summer in

10 songs to dance the summer in

I've been finding it so easy to become lethargic during this lockdown time. As Spring eases into Summer though, I've decided there's no time like the present to shake things up, so I've been having mini dance parties with myself. It's a great way to just take a few...

5 silly things about me you probably don’t know

5 silly things about me you probably don’t know

Sometimes we just need a bit of nonsense in our lives to brighten it up (like the featured image in this post, which brightened up my life when I created it - who knew a surrealist art class would be so fun!?) Today I thought I'd just share 5 silly things about me...

Working in seasons

Working in seasons

Recently I've come across several different notions of how we can live and work in harmony with our 'seasons', and I find the concept fascinating. When I worked as an employee we used to set yearly, quarterly and monthly goals, and through my journey setting up as a...

10 songs to hibernate with

10 songs to hibernate with

Music has always been a big part of my life, and while I love a bit of silence, a lot of the time I have music playing in the background. It lifts me up, calms me down, gets me singing and keeps me motivated while I work. As I stared out of my window this morning at a...