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While on holidays recently I read a nice little book by Mitch Albom (author of bestsellers including Tuesdays with Morrie and the The Five People YouMeet in Heaven) called "For one more day". I won't spoil it for those of you who want to read...

I'm often asked to help others understand how it's possible to strive to achieve more and a better life but also, to enjoy the moment (two of the key principles we teach in our coaching and courses). At The Happiness Institute we very much believe...

Holidays are great for reading and thinking (two of my favourite activities by the way) and I recently read something that really got me thinking! In short, the writer referred to the fact that those who're hungry actively seek food; those who're spiritual actively seek spiritual...

Happiness should be all of ours and now's a great time to commit to doing what you need to do to ensure 2007 is your happiest year ever. I was returning from holiday today and I found a nice quote attributed to Paul Clitheroe in...

One of the many things I've learned about happiness, and something about which I was recently reminded, is that you must work at it each and every day! You can do all the right things, enjoy the wonderful benefits of happiness, but if you...

For those of you who've been around The Happiness Institute for a while you'll be familiar with this but for those of you who're new, give the following some consideration as you plan for a happy and healthy year in 2007. At The Happiness Institute...

Here at The Happiness Institute we're thinking of creating a new 'strap-line", something that goes after our name and explains to people who we are and what we do. At the moment, we're thinking about: Happiness - Learn it, Live it, Share it! What do you think?...

Another article I read the other day while holidaying reflected on the most important components of success and wealth. Among other things, it highlighted the importance of being happy for being successful. In short, one of the recommendations made for those wanting to create...

In today's "Perspective" section of the Australian Financial Review Deirdre Macken writes about "The Art of Happiness" - or the gospel according to the happiness gurus. In short, she summarises seven key constructs each of which enhance happiness. These include: - Gratitude - Love -...

Over the last week I've been spending some well earned time with my family - mostly doing nothing much but walking, swimming, reading and playing games. It's been great, but I've also noticed (especially in the first few days) how hard it is to...