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Although I sincerely believe happiness is the ultimate goal in life there are many who for various reasons don't rate it as highly as I do. I am, in most situations, an open minded person but I find this a little hard to understand...

Over the last few weeks I've written and published two tips on my other site (making changes) that have received an incredibly wonderful and positive response. As such, I thought I'd share a slightly modified version with you in this Blog. A couple of...

Happiness - surely one of the most sought after goals in the world yet also, one of the most elusive. But why, when we know so much about the key variables that contribute to happiness, do so many people miss the mark? Quite simply, because...

Several weeks ago Kim Peart, someone who's becoming a regular contributor to this happy community, wrote a short piece for this blog that by all accounts was well liked. So here's another one by Kim...

Unless you're living in a cave somewhere, without any access to newspapers or television, you've probably noticed (even if you're not a sports' fan) that the Football (or Soccer) World Cup is currently being played. What I've also noticed is that so many people seem...

Tonight (Tuesday June 6) I'm talking to a group of AGSM MBA graduates about happiness at work. I must say, I'm extremely proud to be asked to speak in this forum, and excited that a group many would consider to be commercially focused businessmen...

A british politician recently argued that a government's focus should not just be on Gross Domestic Product (or the economy) but also on General Well Being (e.g. health and happiness)! If you're interested in reading the full article just click here. But can we legislate for...

I'm in the middle of reading some fascinating neuroscientific research that among other things, is trying to identify the areas of the brain that underlie happiness and satisfaction. I won't bore you with all the details but in brief, these scientists are studying an...

This little story is what they call an "oldie but a goodie". Read it, enjoy and then feel free to post your thoughts. A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his...

I recently had a two hour flight during which I read a magazine article discussing Opus Dei (the practice of Catholicism made famous, or infamous, in Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code"). Although I still don't know much about it I must admit I was...