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I've recently read a book called 'sHAM" which according to the author stands for Self Help & Acualisation Movement. His primary premises are that many of the self-help gurus (and in this category he includes Tony Robbins, Dr. Phil and more) are (1) not...

I was searching the web recently and discovered that "finding happiness" is one of the most common search phrases typed into Google. This discovery got me thinking. Is happiness something you really "find"? After pondering this question for some time (and yes, these...

I was chatting to someone this week who asked "How can we be happy given the devastation recectly wrought by hurricane Katrina?". My response was carefully consisered. I believe that this is one of the most distressing stories of the year, if not longer....

Continuing along the same theme as my last blog posting, I've continued to think a lot about how to ensure I remain appreciative and don't slip back on to the easy to adopt bad habit of continually wanting more and always desiring what ever the...

I've recently had two very close friends experience difficulties that although distressing for them (and indirectly for me) have indvertently proved a godsend. Without going in to too many details, one very close friend and his wife have again failed to fall pregnant, after...

Last night (August 1, 2005) I spoke to an audience of parents (and some teachers) about raising happy children. Although most of my presentation centred around my "CHOOSE to be happy" philosophy (in which the letters of "CHOOSE" stand for: Clarify your goals, Healthy...

Hi again and welcome to another thought-posting. I've been thinking a lot about the many questions I get asked about depression and happiness and in particular, many people's assumptions that it's "easier" to be unhappy than to be happy. I'm not sure why but...

In response to some feedback and a number of comments posted after my last blog entry, I'm pleased to now make available a new, free eBook titled "From depression to happiness in 7 simple steps". This is not intended to be a complete cure...

In a recent posting on our Happy Club Forum, I was asked why so many people find it easier to be unhappy than happy? And my response was (and is) that they only find it "easier" because they've learned unhelpful thinking patterns and unknowingly,...

Many people ask my why happiness is so hard for us to achieve in this day and age. Many others aks whether it's normal that many of us have to take "lessons" on how to be happy? And my answer is usually along the lines...