Feel good friday #gravesend #feelgoodfriday

The idea of our popular feel good sessions, is to provide a safe environment,where people can just take at least an hour of their busy schedule to relax, enjoy a light snack, meet positive minded people, engage in some craft activity, share expereinces, encourage and support each other.

We run these sessions  thelast day of each month and do ask for a £2 donation towards our Happiness Project Kent.

10 Simple things that will make you happier!


Party for #mums #Gravesham

For the last 9 years, a group of women have been getting together using their finances, time and resources to organise a party for mums to relax and enjoy themselves.  This  is my 3rd year of attending the event, and yet again I was amazed at the organisation,  from the event starting  on time, to the hall decorations, deliclious food and the MC who made sure we all had a good time.

This year, their was a lady talking to us about  the importance of self care. I loved the various games we played as a way of getting to know each other. We all joined in the cha cha slide and doing the candy dance as a group..

We were all given gifts too!

I left the event feeling great, and determined to do my own little bit to help so that each year, more and more mums will come and have a good time.

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For mor information check their facebook page – Party for mums!


Because you are a mother! #Mothersday

I woke up this morning, and took time to write down a few thoughts about being a mother.

Having a go at Golf

Every month. I am trying something new, so in March I have tried golf and really did enjoy it and hope to take more lessons. http://linkis.com/www.youtube.com/Gv7KJ


The instructor was great and when we later on went to the bar, the current members all seem quite pleasant and welcoming at Mid Kent Golf Club  http://www.mkgc.co.uk/


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Being nominated as one of Gravesham’s Peace Makers

The other day, I was feeling a bit down, but as I looked through my emails, my spirit was lifted and I started to cry as I read the email below!!

Dear Genny,

Recently, we began a public search for today’s PEACEMAKERS of Gravesham, as part of Pocahontas’ 400th Commemorative Anniversary in Gravesend (see more details about this programme on http://www.pocahontas400.co.uk). Peacemakers are the individuals or groups who truly promote and demonstrate acts of peace, friendship and community spirit, in the borough.  We asked the public to nominate the unsung heroes, the community givers and the caring friends who go that extra mile.

We understand that you play an important role in Gravesend’s community because you have been nominated as a Peacemaker. You received a couple of nominations from different people, who both recognise how much joy and positivity you bring to the local community, especially through the groups that you run.

We would really like to thank and acknowledge your community spirit and dedication that you give to the town –  particularly supporting individuals to find their confidence, happiness and well-being.  We would like to invite you to be a guest at the Gravesend’s very special Pocahontas Day on Tuesday 21 March, from 12.45pm onwards.

Jo Dyer   |   Artistic Director Animate Arts Company www.animateARTScompany.com 

I just feel so humbled, honoured and thankful to all who nominated me and my fellow peace makers, as we do the things we do out of  our love and passion to make a difference in the life of others. I also go to know that some people from RETHINK a project I work with, took time to make my feather which depicted happiness and wellbeing which are the things I am passionate about.

Pocahontas @400 celebrations in Gravesend

Princess Pocahontas was a native American who in the year 1607 intervened to save the life of pioneer Captain John Smith. Later she left her home in Virginia to travel to England, where she married an Englishman and became a regular in the court of King James. She became the first of her nation to convert to Christianity.

Pocahontas died on a ship anchored off Gravesend before she was able to return to the country of her birth. It is popular belief her remains are interred somewhere in the vicinity of the church, having been removed for reburial after the previous church was destroyed by fire.  http://www.stgeorgesgravesend.org.uk/history/pocahontas1.php

It was wonderful to be able to be part of the celebrations, thanks to Annimate Arts Company who worked so hard with all the children and others to make the event a success. http://www.animateartscompany.com/

Visit Gravesend http://www.visitgravesend.co.uk/whats-on/pocahontas-400/

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