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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...

The simple answer to this question is yes, if you"re lucky but no, if you"re like most people. That is, for some people happiness does come naturally and easily in the same way that for some people, other skills or abilities (such as athletics...

Despite what many newspapers, colour magazines, Hollywood movies and TV shows would have us believe, happiness does NOT come from wealth or income, or even material possessions such as fast cars of large plasma TV screens. It's not directly associated with physical attractiveness or...

Happiness means different things to different people but for me, happiness is a term that covers a range of positive emotions. As humans, we experience a wide array of moods and feelings including "negative" ones (such as depression, frustration, anxiety etcetera) and "positive" ones...