Hygge – not a word, a lifestyle

It´s that time of the year again. That time, when you’re sipping on a cup of tea indoors on a rainy Sunday morning (and we all know, we have many in Edinburgh). Or when you sit down and light a scented candle. Simply the time when you enjoy the little things in life. Congratulations, while […]

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Personal experience: a lifestyle writer explores the meaning of success

Success, to me, has always been about a state of mind. If anyone ever asked me what I strived for in life, I would always say happiness, because in my mind, that is the ultimate success. In fact, I would still say that today. However, what I have come to realise more and more over […]


The pursuit of happiness may be making us less happy

Back in 1689, Philosopher John Locke coined the phrase ‘the pursuit of happiness’. In his book, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, he first suggested that “the highest perfection of intellectual nature lies in a careful and constant pursuit of true and solid happiness”. Nearly a century later, Thomas Jefferson decided that the pursuit of happiness […]