What is the Definition of Happiness

What is the Definition of Happiness

Happiness is a word that barely needs any explanation as it is used in everyday language from our earliest years onwards. Since we were babies we were taught the definition of happiness through our experience of positive emotions and the word happy that was attached...
Happiness Starts With You

Happiness Starts With You

Nice people put other people first, or do they? Happiness – after you! One thing we frequently come across when delivering our 2-day university accredited ‘Introduction to Positive Psychology’ course, is that some people struggle with the concept of focusing on...
Will Your Summer Holiday Make You Happy?

Will Your Summer Holiday Make You Happy?

This is the time of year when many people are planning their holiday vacation. Countless people at work are counting the days until they can ‘Get away from it all’, to relax and be happy. Schoolchildren are looking forward to the end of term and many of us are...
Why Simply Choosing to be Happy Doesn’t Work!

Why Simply Choosing to be Happy Doesn’t Work!

You have probably heard the adage ‘Happiness is a choice’. Whilst, I believe this to be true (and I’d add, we are also solely responsibility for that happiness) I think it can mislead people into thinking that as long as they choose to be happy, then happiness will...
Positive Psychology – ‘Sunny Side Up’ Radio CCR

Positive Psychology – ‘Sunny Side Up’ Radio CCR

Wow! I’ve just listened to a new radio programme called ‘Sunny Side Up’ on CCR (104.4FM). The programme is a wonderful show around the subject of the science of happiness (positive psychology). It’s a great combination of uplifting music, interesting facts, and chat...