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Happiness is waking up each morning - because its far better than the alternative! I've just started spending the first few minutes of every day, when I first open my eyes and while I lie in bed, focusing on a few things for which I'm thankful....

Although recent changes to the industrial relations' laws have attracted much attention during the last 12 months or so an independent research study suggests that employee happiness (and engagement) is the biggest issue facing employers. The researchers state that "most employers are not demonstrating the...

In Australia, the Christmas/New Year period is a time of year when many people have their major holiday. And many of these people look forward to these few weeks as the answer to all their problems. No work for a while; no stress;...

Many of you reading this probably received (and gave) a number of gifts during the last week - and I hope you enjoyed both the giving and the receiving. But at the risk of sounding like a spoil-sport, can happiness really be found in...

At this time of year many people set goals in the realm of health and fitness (i.e. losing weight, running more etc.). But are we really in the pursuit of fitness or are we in the pursuit of happiness through fitness? What kind...

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...