When the weather turns cold and daylight hours dwindle, it’s easy to blame the weather when we feel down. But according to Dr Laura Markham, finding happiness is an art form that can be nurtured – a product of our own mental, emotional and physical habits which create the body chemistry that determines our happiness level. How wonderful that happiness is within reach for everyone. If we follow the right steps, we can teach ourselves and our children the art of happiness. You can read more on page 31. Emily Writes pulls us into her world through what my mum pointed out reminded her of American beat poetry (think Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac). Her lyrical prose draws us into the stark yet warm reality of her world as a mother – one we can all relate to I’m sure. Read more on page 15. Pinky McKay tells it like it is in her piece “baby sleep trainers – do you have the guts to tell them to bugger off? We hope you love this issue and find it helpful and supportive in some way. Stay warm and healthy this winter dear readers. ENJOY!