September 2008

It's long been theorized that happy people generally are in better health, but researchers aren"t sure why. A new study provides strong evidence that the happier you are, the healthier you will be. Lead author Mohammad Siahpush, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public...

As regular readers of my positive psychology coaching and happiness writings would be well aware, helping individuals and teams utilise their strengths is a sure fire path to happiness and success. This is primarily because of the way it leads to "flow" experiences which...

Don't forget my latest book, "100 Ways to Happiness: a guide for busy people", available in all good book stores and at http://www.thehappinessinstitute.com/products/products.aspx?CategoryID=1 But for a review of some other (all American) happiness publications - click here...

If you'd like to know more about our "Happiness @ Schools" program call on 61 2 9221 3306 or email info@thehappinessinstitute.com If you'd like to read an interesting article about happiness classes in schools - click here Clearly, not everyone agrees about the best way to...

IF RECENT scientific research on happiness -- and there has been quite a bit -- has proved anything, it's that happiness is not a goal. It's a process. Although our tendency to be happy or not is partly inborn, it's also partly within our control....

Count your blessings. Express gratitude for what you have privately and also by conveying appreciation to others. Cultivate optimism. Keep a journal in which you write your best possible future. Practice seeing the bright side of every situation. Avoid over-thinking and social comparison. When you start to...

This is yet another in a series, over the last few years, of headlines hinting at the positive psychology and happiness coaching movements being integrated into schools (this one in the UK)...

Yesterday was Fathers' Day. According to that great source of unquestionable knowledge, Wikipedia, Fathers' Day is a celebration that started in the early twentieth century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting, and to honour and commemorate fathers and forefathers. Fathers' Day...

You might find the following article, from the Wall Street Journal, worth reading if you're interested in boosting happiness and positivity in the workplace. Tips on Finding Your Way Out of Negative Thinking at Work By KAYLEEN SCHAEFER Special to THE WALL STREET JOURNAL To read more...

I've copied below a short extract from an interesting happiness related story upon which I stumbled this morning...