January 2016

January 15, 2016

Last school year, when Ella was in Year 2, I had the pleasure of working with Ella's class on an Embrace Happy Club. I went into their class for about 6 weeks in the Summer term. I usually went in on Friday afternoons and we focused on learning how to Embrace Happy, to be a… Continue reading January 15, 2016

Daily Inspiration

Embrace Happy Challenge Day 1: Paper

Last month I started a photo-a-day challenge on Embrace Happy. I chose a theme word for each day of the month to prompt anyone who was interested to look at the world in a different way; with a bit of a different focus. There are a plethora of Photo-a-Day prompts out there, the greatest being… Continue reading Embrace Happy Challenge Day 1: Paper

Sharing Happy

Embracing Happy with Experience Kissimmee

Did you ever hear about a place and you just knew it was your idyllic "Happy Place"? I've had this a few times in my life, one of which was Castaway Malfini on the gorgeous Labadee, Haiti in the Caribbean Sea. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting Pennyhill Park Hotel and… Continue reading Embracing Happy with Experience Kissimmee

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Just a little bit of me…June, 2015

  Can you believe that we are actually half way through this year? My phrase of the year was "Make it Happen" and thankfully, I have made it happen in a variety of ways. I was raring to go into 2015 with my then job with the now defunct Wauwaa. Things were going well with… Continue reading Just a little bit of me…June, 2015

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BritMums Live 2015- #embracehappy

BritMums Live was held in Central London last weekend and what a weekend it was! The lovely Pippa Best from Story of Mum and I presented a wonderful Embrace Happy session to around 40 bloggers. I think we make a pretty good team! The weekend was filled with laughter, wine, hugs, chatting, lots of inspiration… Continue reading BritMums Live 2015- #embracehappy

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Embracing Happy with Deliciously Ella

I'm really excited to tell you about a great opportunity I'll be having on Friday, 19 June, at BritMums Live! I'm going to meet Ella Woodward of Deliciously Ella fame. Yes, probably just to stammer and be a bit star-struck but hopefully to ask her a bit more about how she was able to embrace… Continue reading Embracing Happy with Deliciously Ella

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Embrace Happy at BritMums Live

Earlier this year, in one of my "Make It Happen" moments, I pitched an idea to BritMums for a fun Embrace Happy session at BritMums Live this Summer. There are so many wonderful blogging sessions that go on at the UK's largest parent & lifestyle blogging conference that I wanted to offer something that was… Continue reading Embrace Happy at BritMums Live

Daily Inspiration

Simple Pleasures

These days I am finding a great deal of comfort in simple pleasures. I believe that comes with being more mindful and slowing down to smell the roses. This past week, as Ella and Sam have gone back to school, I've decided to take the time I have when they are both at school to… Continue reading Simple Pleasures

10 Random Things

10 Random Things- March

March is nearly over! How is this possible? I seem to be asking this question every month, however! It seems like only the other day that we were heading to Wales for BlogOn Cymru and suddenly next week is April! It must be a good thing that time is flying though right? I thought I… Continue reading 10 Random Things- March

Daily Inspiration

An everyday kind of love

Yesterday was Valentines Day. The ONE day every year where we are bashed over the head¬†gently prodded to remember to buy something show how much we love those precious to us. I am from America. America does an excellent job of over-commercialising the little holidays in between New Year's and Christmas. We can thank Hallmark… Continue reading An everyday kind of love

Savour Our Weekend, Sunday Best

Celebrate the Week that Was – February 2-8, 2015

This week has been filled with new plans, To Do Lists, Dance lessons, Swimming lessons, Anniversaries, good news, disappointments, dance steps, Me Time and Birthday parties. Sometimes I wonder how we manage to fit it all in! The one thing that tends to go out the window these days is my cooking. My motivation is… Continue reading Celebrate the Week that Was – February 2-8, 2015

Daily Inspiration, Happiness Challenges

Live It!

It's February. You've (hopefully) been joining in with Embrace Happy and practising fairly regularly your #3goodthings and are feeling a teeny bit more positive in general. But when it comes right down to it, you're not LIVING IT! You're trying to Embrace Happy, making an effort to look at the good things in your life… Continue reading Live It!

Daily Inspiration, Happiness Challenges

Happiness Challenges-January

Every day, on our Embrace Happy Facebook group, I start the day with a challenge. The members are welcome to join in publicly or privately in their own journals/notebooks or not at all! I'm not big on "YOU MUST DO" when it comes to embracing happy. Do or Do Not...the choice is entirely up to… Continue reading Happiness Challenges-January

Daily Inspiration

Tell me about your comfort zone

While we are all working hard and focusing on the good things in life, let's face reality as well while we're at it! There are hard times, times where we feel down, times where we want to crawl under the duvet, times where we just want to start the day over and erase what's gone… Continue reading Tell me about your comfort zone

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Share Embrace Happy Tuesday

Every Tuesday, since the end of October of last year, I have been travelling into London for my "in office" day as a social media community manager. I actually love Tuesdays now. I drop both Ella and Sam at school and preschool respectively, hop in my car, drive 12-15 minutes to town and hop on… Continue reading Share Embrace Happy Tuesday

Daily Inspiration, Embrace Happy Snail Mail

Happy Mail- February 2015

One of the original goals of Embrace Happy when I started it in April of 2014 was to get people sending sunshine through the post more frequently. In the first month of Embrace Happy I threw out a challenge to get people to sign up for my Embrace Happy Snail Mail programme. Anyone could sign… Continue reading Happy Mail- February 2015

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Celebrate the Week that Was!

How was your week? For many of us in the UK this week involved the return to school after a glorious 2+ weeks of Christmas holiday time. Some of us were gleeful as we waved goodbye at the school gate. Others of us were tearful and already beginning the countdown to the February half term!… Continue reading Celebrate the Week that Was!

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Make It Happen in 2015

As 2014 draws to a close (in the next 9 hours to be exact), it's time to start looking forward. I hate the idea of RESOLUTIONS. They are doomed from the start and quite unoriginal in their wording most of the time. Instead of writing down 5-10 sentences about what I aim to achieve, I… Continue reading Make It Happen in 2015

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How to cope with stress

There are TEN DAYS until Christmas!!! T. E. N. While I am thoroughly excited about THE BIG DAY, there's a lot to be done before then. And the fact that there is an ever widening Black Hole in our bank account makes me stress more than a little bit. We are down to the final… Continue reading How to cope with stress

3 Good Things, Daily Inspiration

#25daysofembracehappy

The Advent season is full swing now. In fact, we're half-way to the BIG DAY which is starting to make be just a bit jumpy at the moment. I still need to sort out presents for family abroad, a few things for my husband and local family and the dreaded Teacher's gifts! But do you… Continue reading #25daysofembracehappy

10 Random Things

10 Random Things- May

Ah, May! Summer, really. My home state in the US is only just starting to thaw yet we here in England have had two and a bit months of flowers, warm-ish air and sunshine to shake the dregs of winter off. I am currently sitting in our little muddle of a garden while Sammy plays.… Continue reading 10 Random Things- May