A guest post by Lynn Blair, a Glasgow-based lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. You can follow her on Twitter @verbisan and Instagram @verbisanpix. At about 3am, once everyone else has gone to bed, when the bubbles have […]
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A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes My brother-in-law had a 1000 to one gambling win this week. Twenty grand, right before Christmas. Great news, isn’t it? Well, you’d think so, but when I contacted my sister to congratulate her, she wasn’t ready to celebrate. “I don’t like it,” she said. “Something bad will happen.” […]
In some cultures, older people are respected, revered even. In ours, not so much. Everywhere we go, we see images of young beautiful people, anti-ageing products, older people referred to as “dinosaurs” or as a burden. The little media coverage that older people do receive tends to focus on what’s difficult: loneliness, dementia, social care. […]
A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes I remember reading that doing something you enjoy once a month with people you like adds as much to your happiness as earning an extra £40,000 a year. I say I remember reading it, but despite frantic googling, I can’t find a source, so either a) I have […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Kim Greenwell There’s no simple route to happiness, but Kim has identified the things that are working for her.
Everyone wants to be happy, right? But you wouldn’t know it from the way we behave. Most of us just struggle to the end of each week. We’re more likely to be motivated by habit, or money, or status than the pursuit of happiness. In fact, many of us don’t think much about it until […]