December 2006

I went on a beautiful environment walk with my family the other day and when we finished up, the guide asked the children what they'd learned. After hearing a number of wonderfully entertaining and educational stories about the fascinating flora and fauna, and after...

I've been writing and saying "Happy New Year" a lot lately but have only recently reflected on what this might really mean. I'm sure it means different things for different people but having given it a little thought over the last week or so I...

Other myths and truths: Myth: If I could just turn all these decisions over to someone else, life would be better. Truth: Control makes us happy. Myth: Religious people are happier. Truth: Here the myth is probably true - religious people are happier (or at least those...

Myth: Some people are just born happy. Truth: Apparently so. The myth is (partly) true. Stossel cites a case of identical twins, separated at birth by adoption. Yet, they both have the same tendencies to laugh and giggle and all the same happiness hallmarks. This...

I found this interesting article on the net a few weeks ago and thought I'd share it with you in installments. Myth: Money buys happiness. Truth: Of course, if you don't have enough money to buy the necessities of life, you're not even going to...

I've had, recently, one of the more stressful weeks in my professional life and I have, as a result, had the opportunity to practice what I preach to others! Although nothing too terrible has occured I've certainly had to deal with some events I'd rather not...