Home Sweet Home

If we are working hard to create a life less busy, and slowing down to allow time for the things that really matter, then it is necessary to ensure we have the right space in which to do those things.  I have previously talked about the importance of the home environment and the benefits of … More Home Sweet Home

The Hype About Hygge

So, what’s all the hype about Hygge? Recently there has been an influx of articles and books published on the subject of hygge, which is a Danish word pronounced ‘hoo-ga’. It can be roughly translated into English as cosiness or comfort. Earlier this year I read a book by Helen Russell called ‘A Year of Living … More The Hype About Hygge

Contemplation and the Meaning of Life

Earlier this week I was flicking through my Twitter feed and came across a post about the meaning of life. Given my tendency to ponder just this topic, I was intrigued enough to click the link and was taken to the wonderful online Book of Life, created by an organisation called The School of Life. The entry was discussing whether there … More Contemplation and the Meaning of Life

Virtues To Live By

Most religions, spiritual practices and schools of philosophy traditionally have a set of virtues that adherents can cultivate as part of their practice. By definition virtue means moral excellence, but in reality virtue is what actually makes up our character. When we choose to practice certain virtues we can direct our actions in a way … More Virtues To Live By