The Pessimist’s Guide to Happiness

#35 “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” Hamlet The Stoics of ancient Greece believed that our emotions were determined by our judgements. An event, in itself, had no emotional meaning. It is what we make of it that determines how we feel about it. Oliver Burkeman, in his book…

Stress Isn’t The Enemy

#32 Just a thought: if I were to tell you that what you choose to believe about stress could save your life would you believe me? By changing the way youthink about stress, you not only counteract any negative impact on your health that stress causes, but enhance your level of happiness, your ability to connect with others, and improve your…

Your Happiness

#47 So here’s a thought: what if we are overcomplicating our lives? We search for purpose, security, meaning, fulfilment, when underlying all of that what we really want is happiness. A sunflower naturally tilts it’s head toward the sun, but for us humans life has become very complicated. We are constantly bombarded by negative news, and held…

Unleash The Extraordinary Power of Your Word

#31 Here’s a thought: what if you could forge positive change in your life through something you use all the time: your words. Positive change in your health, your relationships, your level of happiness. Imagine for a moment not only dramatically transforming your life for the better, but all of those whose lives you touch. Research…

How to break free and be yourself

#20 Here’s a thought for you; what if you could let go of everything you feel you should be, and instead live your life just as YOU. Do you remember what you wanted to be when you were younger? Or perhaps it wasn’t what you wanted to be, but a sense of how you wanted to feel.…

Update your Map of the World

#13 Here’s a thought; is the reason we sometimes feel sad and lost because our personal map of the world is out of synch with our reality? This week the Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to 3 scientists who discovered that our brain has an internal GPS system which helps us find out way physically around our environment.…