What are the Birthday Blues?

Whether you’re a one-time sufferer or an annual victim, the Birthday Blues eventually come for us all. But no matter how common this emotional phenomenon is, affected folk still feel guilty admitting they’re down about their big day. Birthdays are supposed to be the best, they think – so why do I feel so sad?Big build-up, big let-downThose expectations around birthdays being the BEST DAY EVER…

Butter on Your Nose and Other Exciting Birthday Traditions

Birthdays here, birthdays there, birthdays everywhere! In Episode 2 of Happy Birthday Podcast, me and Jeremy planet-hop to discover some of the most outlandish, interesting and profound ways that birthdays are celebrated around the world.These are a few of my favourites:-AUSTRALIA: Being given the key to the house is still considered an important sign of coming of age in Australia. This t…

Birthday 101: Birthday, What Even Are You?

What’s this birthday business about anyway? Commemorating the day of your birth makes sense, but throughout the centuries, birthdays have gotten pretty big for their boots. The cake, the candles, the singing, the presents, the Facebook notifications… birthdays are a big deal. Most importantly, CAKE. As far as we know, Romans were the first to decide that cake should be the official…

Ain't No Party Like a Birthday Party

Quick question: how do you feel about touching on the topic of the BEST THING EVER? Today, I want to tell you a little bit about birthday parties. When did humans start having them? How have they changed over the centuries? Party time in ancient EgyptLike most birthday traditions, they evolved from a handful of traditions practiced across a number of different cultures. One very obv…