June 2007

This morning I went out of my way to attend an event for a friend/relative or mine. It was slightly inconvenient, and meant getting into work late, but in this instance I determined that putting myself out was certainly worthwhile...

The science of happiness - championed by Richard Layard (pdf) and others - has achieved much, not least putting wellbeing on the agenda. But it is already showing signs of reaching its limits. Why? Because it has sidelined or ignored the great insight of the...

John Maxwell publishes a regular eNewsletter focusing on leadership but many of the principles he espouses are just as relevant to happiness. In his latest edition, for example, he talks about how great leaders face similar challenges to the rest of us but they deal...

Several important studies have shown how there is, above a certain point of economic wealth, no longer a strong relationship between income and happiness. This is a very important finding, given how Western societies are built on a process of endlessly seeking to increase citizens'...

This morning I came across this interesting and thought provoking quote: There is no such thing as a perfect marriage, only perfect moments. - Anise and Howard Singer, married 44 years (featured in "Project Everlasting") And as I've done in the past, it made me think...

Quick! Ask yourself: Why do you want to make lots money? Your most-likely answer: to be happy, damn it! But does more money really lead to more happiness? Not according to Daniel Kahneman, a psychology professor at the University of Princeton. 'standard of living has increased dramatically...

It's a given that we're all trying to get happy. How to best get there, however, is hotly debated. "Don't worry," some counsel. Get a warm puppy or even a warm gun, others say. Try a competitive Wall St. internship at Dean Witter. Oh no,...

All living beings are full of happiness. Our daily routine, rituals and activities are all directed towards achieving happi-ness. We might be working with different goals but the ultimate aim is to remain happy. People search for happiness in various spheres of life. Those unable...

Money , move over. As salaries and profits go through the roof, the amount of money that people and nations make appears to be a less adequate measure of success . Sabina Alkire and others from the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) are...