Valentine’s Day Wishes

What a busy start to the year – apologies for the long silence!  I can’t let the day go by without wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day and reminding you of the links between love and happiness. Cynics may scoff at the modern commercialism of this festival – though it’s good news for the florists and card shops! – but why not have a special day to remind ourselves of the power of love?  Whether it’s love for a partner, a child, a family member, a friend, a stranger, or simply for ourselves, love is a healing force and a boost to happiness and wellbeing.  Take a moment to reflect today – who could you be more loving towards?  Who could you accept more love from?  Where could your love be a force for good in the world?  Set an intention to let more love into your life and see what happens!

I’ll be focusing on love next month with the publication of Robert Holden‘s new book Loveability (out March 4th) – can’t wait to read it and look forward to reviewing it here.

Of course love can manifest itself in what we do as well as in our relationships – when we have a purpose in life and when we feel inspired and creative.  I’ll be running a couple of workshops in a week of so at the Cumbria TA Conference and I’m so looking forward to exploring whether Happiness Matters (I’ll give you a clue, I think it does) in the morning, as well as taking part in creative workshops myself.  It promises to be a great day – it’s not too late to join us though there are limited places left.  Check out the details here – I’ll share some thoughts on the day afterwards.    Continue reading