Can a short course on happiness improve your wellbeing?

Can a short course on happiness improve your wellbeing?

The answer is yes!  A recent study by the Oxford University Wellbeing Centre found that a short course on happiness can raise your life satisfaction by about 15% – that’s bigger than the psychological boost you get from finding a new job or a new life partner. ...
New year, new decade, new you?

New year, new decade, new you?

Welcome to 2020! Where do you sit when it comes to new years resolutions?  I quite like the idea of declaring what I’m going to prioritise in the upcoming year.  The problem is, while I’m very good at the declaring bit, I’m haven’t always been so good at the actual...
How are you today?

How are you today?

I’ve been asking this question all week at work.  Most people tell me they’re tired, busy, frazzled, knackered, crazy busy, stressed, ready for a holiday.  What about you? And how would you like to feel?  This is something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit.  I’d...
Are you ready to do your holiday right?

Are you ready to do your holiday right?

The summer holidays are nearly here!  Are you ready to do your holiday right or are you at risk of ruining it by thinking about what you wish you’d done this year, what you should do in order to be ‘properly’ ready for September, or worse still, checking your school...
Optimist or Pessimist? And why it matters.

Optimist or Pessimist? And why it matters.

“I dwell in possibility.” Emily Dickinson   Negative emotions narrow your range of vision whereas positive emotions expand it. Research has shown that you are more likely to see opportunities and enjoy success (and happiness) when you focus on, and experience,...

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