Articles and Other Publications

The Time Scarcity Illusion

Bet you wish you had more time, I certainly do! There seems to be a scarcity of time. As I write this I’m wondering if I’ll have enough time to finish before I have

My TEDxTeen Experience

On Friday this week, I was in the company of 35 teenagers, all on the brink of taking final exams and making huge decisions about whether to continue with further

Dude Making a Difference

I ‘met’ Rob in 2013 through Facebook. I was fascinated by his passion and self-determination as he travelled across America under what, for most of us, would seem like

Age : Different Perspectives

I’ve just spent a week with a group of wonderful people in a log cabin within the beautiful countryside of the New Forest. We were gathered there on a training course

When You’re Smiling

When You’re Smiling “When you’re smiling the whole world smiles with you and when you’re laughing, the sun comes shining through” sang Louis Armstrong. I believe this wholeheartedly and I do whatever I can to bring smiling and laughter into my life and the lives of...

The Happiness Recipe

Happiness can be elusive If you set out to find it you may find yourself on a long journey that frustratingly takes you further away from where you want to be. Many people have found their quest for happiness was a futile venture that resulted in disappointment and...

How to feel grateful when you simply don’t!

The evidence Positive psychology research has shown that having an attitude of gratitude can help people to experience more positive emotions, (simply put to feel happy) and it can lead to improvements in health, happiness and improved relationships. If you’re feeling...

A Conflict of Interests

(Why it takes a lot of hard work to change a habit) If for some reason you had to give up carrots (I can’t imagine why either!), I doubt that you would struggle - you might not even like carrots? Wouldn’t you simply stop buying them, stop eating them and not give them...

Thanks but NO THANKS!

Thanks but NO THANKS!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download You may not have heard of positive psychology but is there anyone who hasn’t heard the ‘Happy Song’ and the importance of gratitude? There has been extensive research that shows a strong...

When Dogs Get Impatient with Humans

Embarrassing Sometimes our pets embarrass us. When the Haddows’ left their dog Fern in the car whilst they went off to visit an art gallery, the boxer dog was not impressed. Well, she did give them 5 minutes but when they still hadn’t returned, she did beeped the...

The Creation Of Synchronicity

The Creation of Synchronicity The Swiss psychotherapist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity after an event that happened during a consultation with one of his patients, a young woman. These are Jung’s words to describe the account: “I was sitting...

An Apple A Day – Fact or Fiction?

An Apple A Day – Fact or Fiction?   1866 Advice The original proverb about eating an apple a day was first recorded in 1866 and goes like this – Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread. This not very catchy phrase was replaced...

Who Does Stress Make You ?

Who does stress make you?         Who are you when you’re stressed? It seems that we can choose who we wish to be to a certain degree. For instance we can make a good impression when we want to and show different sides of our character in different situations....

When You Are Smiling

Have you ever thought about how strange smiling is? It's an expression that can be used to display pleasure, happiness and amusement, but we can also smile when we are anxious, which may turn a smile into a grimace! Why we smile When we smile we convey to people how...

The Benefits of Hugging

Natural Hugs I am a natural hugger; if you know me, then you’ve probably been hugged by me, but you might not be aware of the healthy benefits of hugging that we both get as a result. Happy ChemicalsRoblox HackBigo Live Beans HackYUGIOH DUEL LINKS HACKPokemon Duel...

Do You Love Your Job ?

Do you love your job? Being unemployed is no fun but is there much fun at work? Do you enjoy your job? Recently the Guardian newspaper did a survey of 500 of their readers and asked then whether they were happy at work. Only 38% said they were happy at work compared...

6 Ways to Improve Your Day

Good Day/Bad Day ‘Yesterday was not a good day. I know really, days are neither good or bad, it’s just our perception, but that’s how it felt. I had several unpleasant tasks to do, emails to write and I started the day ‘out of sorts’. Luckily I recognised the warning...

‘Bring the Happy’ (with serotonin)

Bring the Happy ‘Bring the Happy’ is a collaboration between the band, ‘Hope & Social’ and ‘Invisible Flock’, an interactive arts company from Leeds. For over 2 years Invisible Flock have been collecting memories of happiness from people around the UK. First, they set...