August 2022

We are, in essence, social animals. And so, comparing yourself to others is a pretty natural and common thing to do. But, that doesn't mean it's always helpful. In fact, social comparison is one of the worst destroyers of happiness! If you'd like to stop,...

Spending time outside, preferably in nature, has been shown to be good for our health and wellbeing. Being outside in nature can reduce distress, such as anxiety and depression, and also boost positive emotions, such as happiness and awe! Given that we're also typically moving...

It goes without saying that physical contact should be appropriate; and consensual. But it also goes without saying that according to the research, physical contact is good for our health and wellbeing and happiness! So read on and find out all the benefits of hugging...

It's not negative, just realistic to note that life is full of obstacles. It just is. But that need not be a bad thing; those obstacles can become life lessons from which we can grow and improve, become better and happier. How? Well, this Thrive...

I've often written and talked about the benefits of getting outside for mental health and for happiness (not to mention my love of being outdoors). But not everyone can, or wants to go on multi-day hikes or camp in the wilderness. And that's OK; each...

So-called "negative thinking" is common. We have do it; some of us more than others. And despite it's "name" it's not always bad. But it definitely can be bad; or more accurately, unhelpful and unhealthy. So if or when your thinking becomes problematic, here's what...

Positive psychology is about positive emotions like happiness. But positive psychology is also about much more than positive emotions; it is, in addition, interested in meaning and purpose, strengths and resilience, health and wellbeing and, in fact, so much more. One of the oft overlooked...

If you want to enjoy happiness and wellbeing, which I'm pretty sure you do if you're reading this, then effective self-care is vital. But there are many self-care strategies promoted by many that quite simply, have no evidence to support their efficacy. Some might even...

Working hard is great. Accomplishment and achievement are definitely part of happiness and life satisfaction. But they're not everything. In fact, we can't have them without something else. And that's nothing! Switching off allows us to switch on. Rest and recovery allow us to perform....