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It might not surprise any of you to read that I spend a lot of my time reading and studying, thinking about happiness and positive psychology. Psychology generally, and more recently positive psychology and happiness, have been my life. I love learning and I love...

I write a lot about mental health and happiness and when I do, I don't usually like to be too prescriptive. That's because, we're all different. And happiness will look and feel different for different people. Even for the same person, happiness can and will...

I've written about many happiness boosting strategies, and habits for happiness, many (if not most) of which you've probably been familiar with. When I write about creating more happiness and improving your life by practising healthy living, fostering optimism, engaging in gratitude and more, I've...

More often than not, we look towards addition if we're trying to create more happiness in our lives. That is, we look at what we can DO more of, HAVE more of, BE more of in order to FEEL more joy and positive emotion. And...

We all want to enjoy happiness, even if just a little more happiness. But we all, also, have stressors in our lives. So although happiness might be our goal, a reasonable goal, it's also normal and appropriate to feel, and important to accept, stress and...

This week's reader's question comes from Lauren who among other things asked, "How do I make new friends?" This is actually a more common concern than many would realise, Loneliness and isolation are at, some suggest, epidemic levels. And it's a BIG problem because loneliness is,...

Quite rightly, we often look to "winners" and to those who're "happy" to learn lessons about success and happiness. There are very good reasons for this and I'd very much encourage you to try or to continue this approach. At the same time, however, we...