May 2008

Little by little one walks far. - Peruvian Proverb Which is entirely consistent with one of our favourite Happiness Institute sayings - that achieving happiness requires little more than practicing a few simple disciplines every day. I have found the paradox, that if you...

How about this for a great happiness quote attributable, I believe, to a David Steindl-Rast: Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy....

Just as my team and I at The Happiness Institute are ramping up our efforts to promote happiness in schools this great article written by Martin Seligman, one of the leaders in the happiness and positive psychology movement, about promoting happiness and well being in...

Wealth may be playing less of a role in Americans" pursuit of happiness, according to results from a Pew Research Center survey. Thirteen percent of 2,413 respondents in a survey earlier this year said being wealthy was "very important" to them, according to a survey posted...

The undo effect 1 May 2008by Richard A. Lovett Cosmos Online Happiness has a positive influence on longevity and health, but what's behind this effect? Psychologists are uncovering evidence that positive emotions undo the physical damage done by stress, fear and anxiety. To read more on how happiness might...

From time to time, well quite regularly actually, I bring to you stories in the news that some how or other relate to or touch upon happiness, positive psychology, coaching or pesonal development. If you read most newspapers, however, you'll probably soon realise that...

What makes you happy? What brings happiness to others? We can all learn from others and my fellow happiness blogger, Gretchen over at The Happiness Project, has begun interviewing a range of people and asking them, not surprisingly, what they do to create happiness. To...