Happiness Tips

Child-Raising: the Success-Happiness Correlation

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

We have brought up five kids, my children's father and I. I had my first child whilst I was still at school, and the others came in rapid succession when I was at University. Of course, we didn't have maids.

The Number One Happiness Myth Exposed

Susanna Halonen | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

I used to think success led to happiness. You might think that too if you believe this myth. But in fact this is a total myth. Sure, reaching goals and milestones give you a moment of joy, delight and a sense of achievement (rightfully so!).

Values, Rather Than Goals, Help Us Live a Rich and Meaningful Life

Alexa Frey | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

Society reinforces this tendency to strive for a constant state of happiness: Hollywood and fairy tales lead us to believe that happy endings are the ultimate goal, and advertisements tell us that if we only buy this specific product it will make us feel good.

What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have a subconscious instinct to seek happiness - even though many of us don't have a clear idea what it is, or how to achieve it...

Why Everyone Should Have A Relationship MOT.

Sacha Knop | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

If you buy a car, it has usually been serviced so it runs wonderfully smoothly for a while. And we so enjoy it when our car drives effortlessly. When it develops a problem, a fault, which the things we use do, we take it to the garage where an expert fixes it

Three Steps to Happiness

Vanessa King | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vanessa King

Is there a formula for happiness? Well not exactly - lots of things contribute to how we feel in the moment and about our lives overall, and it varies from person-to-person and over time. But if I had to pick a number - when it comes to happiness that might well be three.

How Do You Know What It Will Take to Make You Happy?

Maggie Currie | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Unfortunately, people believe they can be happy when they achieve a particular goal. It's really not achieving the goal that makes them happy. It's the feeling of achieving the goal that provides another feeling, satisfaction perhaps, that is mistaken for happiness.

How to Drop Judgement

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Life gets much easier when we drop the judgement of others. And when I say easier I am actually talking about our life not even those we judge. When we judge others, we make ourselves separate from them and often put ourselves in a place of superiority.

The Key to Happiness

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Happiness is an inside job. No one can make us happy. There is no point in waiting for someone to come along and take that responsibility for us - it's ours. And on top of that - if we assign the responsibility of our happiness to someone else what a huge burden we are putting on their backs.

Struggling To Stay Happy This New Year? Here Are 7 Tips To Help You Power Through

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The New Year is just around the corner and as we close the door on the trials and tribulations of 2014, we're also beckoning whatever awaits us in 201...

Hindsight and Happiness: What I Learned in 2014

Sophie Pope | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Pope

I haven't thought about my resolutions for the coming year yet, but I'm sure they'll be deliciously cliched and sickening. I hope you all have a wonderful, safe and happy new year...

Happiness This Holiday Season: A Surefire Guide

Libby Blanchard | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Libby Blanchard

Further, science tells us that if we really, really want to be happy, helping another, whether with friendship, a warm coat, a shelter, a meal, or a vaccine can provide us with the greatest surge of happiness of all. So once the Yule log has turned ash, volunteer, donate to a good cause, or go outside and spread seeds to the birds...

How's Your Life See-Saw?

Pam Warren | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Pam Warren

Part of my condition is that I have a depleted immune system that has never really recovered since the train crash. Maybe it was all the drugs I've had to take over the years, maybe the shock or the burning I sustained, I don't know, but depleted it is. I do everything I can think of to boost it and I try to be careful about hygiene especially in public places.

Three Things Eckhart Tolle Has Taught Me That Have Rocked My World

Alexandra Massey | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Millions of us suffer from depression and stress. I held onto mine like a badge of honor. Having survived a damaging childhood, divorce and cancer in the family, I though my suffering was hard won and I wanted my Oscar. But I got fed up of waking up every morning reminding myself everything that was wrong in my life.

Dying Regrets: 'I Wish That I Had Let Myself be Happier'

Karen Pine | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

Bronnie was a palliative nurse whose life was transformed when she found herself tending to the needs of the dying. She began to catalogue the most common regrets of the people she cared for. A common wish was that they had simply let themselves be happier.

Please Can You Do Me a Favour? Can You Touch Yourself?

Monica Millares | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

According to Breast Cancer UK 331,000 people a year were diagnosed with cancer in 2011 in the UK only, that's around 910 people every day, or 38 people every hour. It's so common now that unfortunately 30% of us will experience cancer at some point in our life.

Self-Help Is Driving Me Crazy

Marianne Power | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Power

Shock horror, it turns out that analysing your feelings and facing your every weakness is a recipe for crazy. There is now hardly a minute in the day when I don't think: Why did I say that? Why did I do that? Am I self-sabotaging? Am I scared of being vulnerable?

Three Things That Make Kids Happier Every Day

Alexandra Massey | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

I used to vex about how happy my children were, and still do sometimes, but with experience I've come to realise that their fundamental needs are very simple. They want to be heard, loved and given some special time. If I give them these three things every day, they thrive. So I do everything I can to ensure I make that happen and I know I'm investing in their happiness.

Do You Have a Bitchy, Resting Face?

Amanda Elias | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

I lived in London in my 20's and quite often had comments such as "smile, it may never happen" or "cheer up love" and I didn't really understand, was I meant to walk around with a continuous smile on my face?

How to be Happy - Eight Ways to Bring Greater Happiness Into Your Life

Maite Baron | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

Make the journey more important than the destination. In other words, don't automatically buy into the mantra that 'there's no gain without pain', instead allow yourself to experience the 'joy of the getting there' while also enjoying the 'here and now' too.

The Economics of Happiness - Changing the System

Maite Baron | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

From the national data that's being collected, mostly by developed nations, one thing is clear and it's that increased GDP and higher levels of consumer spending doesn't seem to make us that much happier. So what does?

Finding the Big Happy

Chantelle Smith | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I've always been slightly obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. Not the movie. The real thing. How do we attain happiness and how do we damn well keep it.

Why We Need to Be Brave

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

I believe that all of us have an inner voice that tries to guide us through life. I believe that this voice wants the best for us and tries to steer us toward happiness, contentment and love. I think many people have a sense of this 'voice' but often refer to it simply as their 'gut instinct'.

Increasing Wellbeing in the City and Beyond: How to Stop Chasing Our Tails and Live a More Meaningful Life

Dr Michael Sinclair | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michael Sinclair

In order to succeed and thrive in this cut throat culture many also turn to lying, cheating, back-stabbing and elbowing others out of the way to reach the top. People can live in a perpetual state of anxiety, worrying about not being good enough.

10 Secrets Of Happy People (Which Don't Involve Cake Or Wine)

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Some people are just so darn chirpy - while the rest of us are grumbling about our workload they're skipping through the office (literally) with a smi...