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Lately I've been thinking a lot (even more than usual) about others and how I can use my skills and expertise even more to help even more people to be happy. At the same time, a number of those in our happiness community have...

A recent survey in the UK found that the number of British workers facing health risks through stress caused by a "cocktail" of long hours and pressure to reach targets has increased to 2.5 million. One in four workers claimed stress had harmful effects...

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...