February 2024

So, this morning I did a few things that were a bit out of my usual routine. Which was great. Although I didn't do anything obviously happiness inducing or massively satisfying, I feel content and happy right now. As such, I've been reflecting on what I did with...

As regular readers would know, despite being known as "Dr Happy" and despite being the Chief Happiness Officer at The Happiness Institute, I'm not happy all the time. Definitely not! Instead, because I'm what some might refer to as a "highly sensitive person" (or HSP) I feel...

I've written a lot about acceptance as an active coping strategy and in recent years, I've worked especially hard on trying to master and integrate it into my personal life. As with most things suggested for happiness and mental health, it's easier said than done BUT...

So many people say they want and value health and wellbeing. So many people say that want happiness and satisfaction. So few people really prioritise these and dedicate enough time to achieving the health and happiness they want!  Think about it ...

As has become my semi-regular practice, it's Friday here in Sydney and so I'm sharing with you just a few of the more interesting and useful articles I've found on happiness, resilience, coping and/or living a good life etc. It doesn't really need much more explaining...

Let me begin by noting that, as I've said many times before, it's OK not to be OK all the time. It's OK to be sad or angry, anxious or afraid. These are all normal human emotions that at times, are perfectly appropriate. Accordingly, no one...

Happiness isn't a static construct. That is, happiness is constantly changing. Happiness changes because life changes, and our circumstances change, and we change. All of which is OK. Except it's not OK if you get stuck in old habits or patterns that might have served you well...

More often than not, those who're seeking happiness or contentment, striving for success of something similar, spend their time looking for answers. Which makes sense and is a great idea. But, and this is an important but, this approach only works if you ask the right questions....