June 2007

The following happiness article was recently published in the Daily Mail: David Cameron has ordered his shadow ministers to apply a 'politics of happiness' test to new Tory policies. Ideas for the next General Election manifesto will be examined to see whether they promote 'wellbeing'...

The following article comes from Science Alert and reports on research findings from The Black Dog Institute. Even sports-loving Australians can be prone to depression. The good news is that Australians with clinical depression rate exercise as the most beneficial self-help strategy in dealing...

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, by Adele Horin, highlighted some research that found how poor quality jobs can affect the happiness of a whole family, not just the adults who work in them. Apparently, parents who lack job security and control...

This was a panel discussion that I was lucky enough to moderate and it included a number of truly remarkable people: - Khua Do and Trisha Broadbridge are both past Young Australian's of the Year - Father Chris Riley is the founder and CEO of Youth...

Among other things the role of relationships and love and desire and attachment were all discussed in terms of how, if at all, they contribute to happiness. To be perfectly honest, I didn't think these sesions were as informative or as inspiring as some of...

One of the more interesting (and humorous) presenters at the conference was an American Professor of Psychology, Dr. David Matsumoto. Dr. Matsumoto is an expert in"micro-emotions" and believes, in short, that certain forms of happiness and unhappiness are beyond control. But by this he's...

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that more than 80 percent of visits to primary care physicians are due to stress related illnesses. Learning to manage stress can make you healthier and add up to 10 years to your life. Here are 14 strategies for...

Here's how to budget for happiness Gregory Karp Spending Smart You should definitely spend money on a vacation this summer, unless you're financially strapped. Why? Because it's more likely to make you happy than any material purchase. You'll get better value for your money. In short, you...

It Might Pay to Follow Your Bliss By M. P. DUNLEAVEY Published: June 16, 2007 REMEMBER the fable about the ant and the grasshopper? The ant works hard all summer, socking away provisions for the winter; the grasshopper frolics away each day. The ant warns the...