We all have our critics: So how do we deal with those who just want to put us down in life?

  “It doesn’t matter how good a life you’ve led. There will still be people standing around the bed who will welcome the sad event”. – Marcus Aurelius     I think Marcus Aurelius makes this point beautifully. It doesn’t matter what sort of life you lead, it doesn’t matter […]

How the happiest people, learn to find humour in everyday life.

Doesn’t everyone enjoy a good joke? For many of us, humour is a vital part of everyday life. It can be a great way to bring us together, strengthen friendships and create new social bonds. However, not all humour is created equal. In fact, a number of key psychological studies […]

Breaking the anxiety cycle: The importance of stepping outside your comfort zone.

We all know that feeling, the increased heart rate, the sweaty palms, the nervous tension in our stomach. From time to time, we all suffer from anxiety. Not necessarily clinical anxiety, but anxiety nonetheless. For many of us, it is this state of fear, which can prohibit us from achieving […]

Can money make you happy? Stop buying material possessions and do these 8 things instead.

We have all heard the old saying that “Money doesn’t buy happiness” …but how true is this really? Recently I came across an article written by Psychologists Dunn, Gilbert and Wilson (2011) entitled “If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy Then You Probably Aren’t Spending It Right”.   The article lists 8 […]