The Big Bad Blog of Happy Happy Joy Joy

Lou's riffs and tips on happiness and Pilates.

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  • Lockdown

    Lockdown 2.0

    Here we are, 3 weeks into lockdown 2.0. We don’t know about you but it seems that the second time around is a little harder to deal with. So, if you are…
  • Keep on moving

    Whilst March seems like a lifetime ago, we're super excited to be planning our reopening for 22nd June! Over these three months, life has changed, probably forever in some ways, but this…
  • And Breathe

    Every Breath You Take

    Whilst we take about 20,000 breaths per day, most of us don’t think about our breathing. Besides the moment when your Pilates instructor is asking you to exhale when you feel you…
  • Virtual hug

    Love Thyself in Challenging Times

    Ok, so it is pretty safe to say that most of us are just a little nervous about COVID-19. It's impacted every single one of us in some way, whether it's lost…
  • Moving From the Tips of Your Toes

    Are your feet aching, sore, or tired?  We spend so much time on our feet but spend so little time looking after them. Did you know? Our feet are a complex structure…
  • Don’t be unhappy about being unhappy

    I don't mind being unhappy for a little while, so what? I'm human.  But if I thought I should never be unhappy, then that’s really sad. 
  • Love you just the way you are

    Nobody’s perfect. But we often compare the worse view of ourselves with the best view of other people. Dwelling on what we’re not—rather than what we’ve have—makes it harder to be happy.…
  • Do unto others

    Helping others is key to our happiness. It's not only good for them; it’s good for us too. It makes us happier and can help improve our health.  Giving also creates stronger…
  • Hit pause

    Guess what happens when you do nothing for 2 minutes? Nothing! You didn’t lose your job. Your loved ones are still there. You’re not a failure. Nobody judged you. In fact, the…
  • Horses are nags

    I knew my nagging wasn’t working particularly well, but figured if I stopped, hubby would never do a darn thing around the house.  Wrong.  If anything, more work got done. I replaced…
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