…and how to hunt down your ‘most-wanted’ emotions

Hey yogi friend. Right now, I’m listening to these lyrics…. Alanis Morissette. Recognise them? Feel free to sing along.

Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you

When you think everything’s okay and everything’s going right

And life has a funny way of helping you out when

You think everything’s gone wrong and everything blows up

In your face

Bam… it’s like – ‘hey… you talking to me?’ At the risk of sounding kooky, it feels like something ‘out there,’ right now, in this moment, has my back. Music does that for me – a lot. How bout you?

Hygge or Yogi?

And how to be happy.

Did you know there’s a bunch of people out there who research our happiness? These guys are actively working out which places are happiest and why.

Sadly, my copy of Waitrose Weekend (above) tells me the UK rates at just 23 in the UN’s World’s Happiness Report. It’s the Danes that are taking the top spot in the joy stakes. The reason? A ‘brand of Scandinavian cheer’ called Hygee which is being exported in the form of a book called The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking.

So, what’s the deal? We could all do with some more happiness, right? So, I’m keen to discover what the Danes are up to that us Brits are not… and the answer my yogi friends, got me-a smiling.