May 2007

From Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, attributed to Jean Valjean: "It is nothing to die. It's an awful thing never to have lived." Dr. Happy's happiness version: "It is common to experience misery. It is a miserable thing never to have experienced happiness." ...

As some of you would know my thoughts and writings and teachings on happiness have, and continue to be influenced by buddhism. I'm not so bold as to call myself a buddhist but I continue to study buddhist writers and thinkers and one of...

Dr. Andreas Braun believes one of the reasons many people don't achieve happiness is because of the disease of not knowing what true happiness is, how deeply happy we can actually be and how to get there. His solution, is to recommend these are the...

My wife's gone away for a few days so I'm pleased to say that I'm enjoying doing a few extra "daddy duties"; and this morning, after dropping my daughter at school and waiting until it was time to take my son to pre-school we...

What is the job of a school? Is it merely to prepare young people for university and work? Or is there a wider purpose? I believe the latter, yet we have seen education in Britain move towards the former. The content of schools is dictated by...

Ever wonder what you were thinking when you got that AC/DC tattoo on your forehead or forgave your spouse for sleeping with your five closest friends? According to Daniel Gilbert, the author of 'stumbling on Happiness," which is now out in paperback, our decisions about what...

As part of an EU wide anti-smoking campaign, the European Commission is set to launch, on World No Tobacco Day, an email 'coaching service' to support people trying to quit. Click here to read more. Online or email coaching programs can also boost your happiness -...

We have, at The Happiness Institute, recently re-designed some of our promotional material and in short...

If you do something positive for your mate, does it matter why? The answer is yes, according to new research from University of Rochester research assistant professor Heather Patrick. At The Happiness Institute we believe very stongly that happiness is at least partly dependent on...

Many of you, being interested in happiness and success, have probably heard about a DVD and book called "The Secret". I don't really want to get into a debate about it's merits, or lack thereof, but I encourage you to consider with some degree...