How to be happy


Spring is in full swing, and summer is on its way.

How can anyone not feel happy?

I can think of a few reasons why it may be challenging to feel a sense of happiness and contentment. Can you?

I don’t want to dwell on the negative, so this blog is about happiness. Throughout our time together today, we’re going to find out what happiness is, learn about emotions and finish with a few tips on how we can increase life satisfaction!

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The life cycle

Ever heard of the Life Cycle Theory of Financial Management? It’s something I’ve covered in the Independent Mum’s Handbook, which I’m proud to say is now available from Amazon and other leading booksellers. Here’s an excerpt:

“The Life Cycle Theory is a well-known economic theory created by Franco Modigliani and his student Richard Brumberg in the early 1950s, as they researched people’s spending and saving habits throughout their lifetime.

The theory has a few assumptions, the main one being that you want to get the most happiness from each pound you spend – and that’s the essence of this book. It aims to give you the tools to find financial stability to get the highest sense of fulfilment from your life.

I like this theory because it’s simple, and it helps to relieve anxiety and increase wellbeing throughout your life. This book isn’t about getting rich. It’s about being happy and content; it’s about giving you the tools to live a financially stable life.”

Want to learn more about the Life Cycle Theory and discover whether it can help you?  There’s a dedicated activity in the book. Download on Kindle for just £4.99 or order your copy today. Thank you for your support, all reviews welcomed!


Feeling stressed? It’s part and parcel of life. Here’s an excerpt about stress from my book, The Independent Mum’s Handbook…

“Stress is a part of life, and it doesn’t cause us too much trouble until it becomes intense.

“Stress can come from many places; even positive situations may cause us to feel a small degree of stress. Everyone has stress in their life; it just looks different for different people. With that in mind, it’s important you know how to manage stress to maintain your mental health. A great way to reduce stress in your life is to find balance.

“You can find balance by prioritising what needs to be done and putting off things that can wait. Here is an exercise to help you find balance in your life…”

Fancy trying the exercise? The Independent Mum’s Handbook is available from Amazon, Kindle edition only £4.99. If you’re kind enough to buy, please give us a review!

Sneaky Peak

More sneaky peaks into The Independent Mum’s Handbook… have you ordered your copy yet?!

“As a mother, our wants and needs often get pushed to the side as we tend to all the other demands and responsibilities in our lives. I believe that, with the right information and coaching, you can meet your personal goals, as well as tend to the other obligations you may have.

“I’m not sure about you, but I’ve always thought that I was two steps behind. This book aims to catch you up; it uses the life cycle theory of money management to help you make sense of your financial decisions. The basic logic of this theory is that you should spend when it gives you the most happiness, and save in times of plenty.

“You can use this book to help you navigate the challenges of life, and by the time you reach the end, I hope to have given you the confidence to control both the personal and financial aspects of your life.”

Kindle edition just £4.99. Go on, treat yourself, or gift it for Mother’s Day!

Motherhood, Money and Finance

A year in the making. Several buckets of blood, sweat and tears. Countless late nights. An over-worked corkscrew. But it’s finally here… The Independent Mum’s Handbook. A step-by-step guide to helping you gain control of your life as a mum so that you are empowered to fulfil your potential.

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Where have you been ??

Do you remember the Rhianna single ‘ Where have you been?’

I bet that’s what you were thinking when you realised that I haven’t been blogging for a while ( is that tune stuck in your head now?).

I am here to answer your question! 

I have been super busy tending to the new clients that joined the community in January, putting the finishing touches to the book and spreading the word.

Yes, that’s right, the book is finally finished. 

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We’re back.

Did you miss us?

Good morning.

I hope you all had a fab weekend.

Are you all set for Christmas?

If you’re like me, you’re feeling the pinch and your anxiety rising as Christmas approaches.

I took the advice of a good friend this weekend and had a self-care Saturday and Sunday.

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