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...
Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

People will rather focus on what is wrong, what they don’t have or what they think will make them happy, rather than focusing on the present moment and the things that actually make them happy. This preoccupation with what isn’t working or whether expectations are...
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...
Happiness When You’re Unhappy

Happiness When You’re Unhappy

As a researcher, practitioner and consultant in the field of positive psychology and the science of happiness, I am often met with the expectation from people that I am going to be happy all of the time. Sometimes I catch myself thinking the same thing, however, it...