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Like many of you probably are too, I'm still acclimatising somewhat as I return to work from a holiday and relatively quiet period over Christmas and New Year. These few weeks were filled with relaxation, family time and not surprisingly, much happiness. Now that...

Apart from the fact that pessimists have enough to worry about, a recent study conducted in the Netherlands has found that pessimists are more likely to die of heart disease than their optimistic counterparts. Scholars have identified that people who claim to be happy are...

As many of you may already know, the "father" of Positive Psychology, Martin Seligman, is coming out to deliver a series of happiness at work seminars in late February (2007). In a recent article in "Management Today" he outlines what he believes to be...

New research suggests that Australian workers would prefer to work longer hours for a longer weekend. More than half the respondents to a survey of over 1000 people said they'd work 4, 10 hour days if they could have a three day weekend. ...

I'm not sure if it's available in Australia yet but apparently Deepak Chopra has just published a new book called: "Power Freedom and Grace: Living from the Source of Lasting Happiness". A friend of mine over in the USA, who publishes an Happ-E newsletter...

In several of my recent blog entries I referred to some of the happiness lessons I learned on my pre-Christmas holiday. One of these lessons was, quite simply, the realisation that saying hello increased happiness in all involved. Where we stayed for a...

An hour a week devoted by office workers to on-the-job stress management achieved small but significant improvements in both heart rate variability and arterial blood pressure after a year, researchers here reported. Workers who took part in the weekly sessions induced arterial systolic pressure by...

Finding happiness and getting the work life balance right is a constant struggle for many people in the 21st century. More and more of us struggle with working long hours, high stress and little family time. This is often the result of the rising cost...

Just what does it take to enhance happiness? As it turns out, the answer is one of the simplest that could exist - marriage, and a good night's sleep. An English Government study, that set out to find what gives Brits a sense of happiness, showed...