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This is my latest favourite topic. The idea that despite it's attractions, being too comfortable too often isn't necessarily in our best interests. Sure, comfort and security are important; but many benefits come from discomfort and many of us could benefit from actively choosing to...

Mental health at work is of vital importance for individuals and organisations. I'd argue it's just an ethical issue, one of humans caring for humans; but there's also a strong argument that it's a good business or economic decision. Poor mental health affects performance and...

There's lots of talk, within the self-help and self-development arena, of "living in the moment" and of "being present". Which is great; because being mindful and being "here now" has been shown to provide many and massive benefits. At the same time, however, there's nothing...

Happiness is a serious business. At least, the mental health component of wellbeing is a very serious business. But when it comes to enjoying a happy life, it's important we don't take things too seriously. In fact, it's important we play and have fun! via...

There are many reasons why many people struggle to enjoy happiness. But one of the more common is that even if they find happiness, some don't enjoy it because they don't think they're worthy, or that they deserve it. There are so many reasons why...

If there's a secret to happiness it's that happiness comes more from giving than receiving. One of the best ways we can become happier is to help others be happier. In fact, generally, helping others is one of the best things we can do for...

Hint: yes it does! Optimism isn't the same as "positive thinking". Optimism is, in a way, positive. But real optimism is grounded in reality. If you get this balance right, then optimism has numerous benefits. And not just the obvious ones liked improved mood and more...