Finding value in The Self-Care Project

In December, my first ever self-care box from Blurt arrived. I had ordered it because it included the recently-published The Self-Care Project by Jayne Hardy, the Founder and CEO of the Blurt Foundation. The Self-Care Project describes itself as a book on “how to let go of frazzled and make time for you”. If I’m honest, I’m not sure that I had this mastered by the end of the book. But I think if Hardy was reading…

Was there an easier way to achieve offline balance?

If you’re a regular reader then you will know I’m at the beginning of a year (mostly) offline. So when I saw Tanya Goodin’s book, Off: Your Digital Detox for a Better Life, I had to read it. Goodin’s book takes a much more gentle approach to digital detoxing than my year offline. But it is no less effective for that. The strategies Goodin offers enables the reader to put boundaries around online time and the book…

Can pizza make you happy? Introducing The Little Book of Lykke

If you have read Meik Wiking’s Little Book of Hygge then you will perhaps know what I mean when I write that it is possible to find happiness in a book. If not then you can find out with his latest publication: The Little Book of Lykke. Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and his latest book is a treasure hunt for happiness around the world. But it is not Wiking’s expertise…