Tag Archives: happiness

Take time to notice the flowers, be happy!

This week I was reminded that sometimes when life is happening to us our focus can become very narrow. We lose sight of beauty and comfort around us. Whatever issue is consuming us grows so large that we forget notice … Continue reading

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Are you getting enough sleep?

I wonder if you have given any thought to your sleep patterns. Many people sleep very poorly and this can have enormous knock on effects to our health. It impacts on energy, concentration, our immune system and our ability to … Continue reading

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Finding purpose, following your mission

A topic often discussed in Positive Psychology is that of meaning. When we have meaning and purpose in our lives we tend to be happier. If we can find meaning out of obstacles and even tragedy we recover quicker. Last … Continue reading

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Becoming Wise, the reward for getting older

This week I thought it would be good to consider the good things that come with getting older. The topic of wisdom is one that we explored as part of my Msc in Applied Positive Psychology. In modern society there … Continue reading

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Are you appreciating and savouring what really matters?

This morning before sitting down to write this blog I took a few moments to sit with my two dogs, Buck and Remus. There were no distractions, just me and these two small living beings. As I stroked their coats … Continue reading

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What is being happy?

 The emotion of being happy is something we experience in the moment. Think about it for a moment. Emotion, and I mean all emotions are short lived bio-chemical reactions created by the focus of our thoughts in any moment. Consider … Continue reading

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How well are you looking after yourself and your well-being?

This week I have been reminded of the importance of actively looking after your well-being in order to live a healthy, happy life. A number of people I have interacted with recently seem to be on a “treadmill” existence. They … Continue reading

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Stay happy by switching your focus

  Earlier this week I had one of those days. Do you ever get them? I was trying to do a number of different tasks on my computer that involved uploading pictures and changing web pages. Nothing seemed to go … Continue reading

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How do you know if you are happy?

I know I started a blog about neuroscience and the brain a few weeks ago and yet I’m not feeling the joy writing it. Why is that I wondered? Here is the thing, right now in my life I am … Continue reading

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