How to Be Happy

Taking International Day of Happiness Into Work

Nic Marks | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nic Marks

Today is the International Day of Happiness, a day set aside by the UN to recognise that the "happiness and well-being of all peoples" is a fundamental goal of development. This year, as it falls on a workday, it begs the question of whether happiness and well-being are issues that organizations should take seriously.

Get in Touch With What Makes You Feel Alive

Becky Walsh | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

Our lifestyles often mean we have no reserves of energy to draw on if something happens and we find ourselves in crises. Many of us work flat out for years without taking a break. Our bodies are used to short bouts of effort and stress, but we are simply not designed for it to go on for years. We have to find what makes us happy and add it into our lives now for optimum health.

One Day in the Life, Food Chain, Anchor Yourself

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

Albertina- this gentle pensioner had recently lost two grandchildren- one in a road accident and the other from a heart attack. She had just returned from comforting her daughter who is 'coping' with the loss of her two children. Albertina is teaching herself French to take her mind off her lost grand kids...

Forget Negative Twitter Trolls, Online Optimism Is Thriving

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether sending rape threats or abusing the nation's sweethearts, Twitter trolls always manage to come out from under their bridges and into the foref...

How to Transform Stress Into Effortless Living

Marina Pearson | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marina Pearson

When I talk about effortlessness, I am really using it to describe FLOW. Have you been in situations where your life has felt in flow? Where you have wanted to create something for yourself and suddenly it shows up? Or you ask a question and its answered in an unexpected form? As a person or as a conversation?

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

Fly With Your Own Wings, Peaks and Troughs and How to Choose in a Perfect Situation

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Too much money and too much choice. Drugs feed off a rampant ego and an absence of self. The finger is too readily pointed at the drugs or the alcohol or the porn as being the destroyer but the truth is, we destroy our own lives.

The Passage of Time (Growing Old Gracefully), Things That Matter (Part Five)

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

But getting old can be an obstacle course- what's the point of being old and miserable? There is a man who walks his dog that I see often and I estimate the last time he smiled was in the Stone Age.

Five Reasons You Are Still Single

Annie Ashdown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

You never step back and take a look inside yourself and ponder your shortcomings, instead you minimise, alter or deny them. You are not vigorously honest with yourself. You never pause and observe your behaviour without judgement. You are too busy taking everyone else's inventory, yet not willing to take your own.

Happy Days?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

We can spend all our life procrastinating to be happy! We forget to be happy right here and right now. But we may answer 'yes' to the question anyway because we don't want people to know how we really feel.

"30 Things Before I'm 30"

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

What with my hangovers taking longer, the inability to lose weight when I want, and the first grey hair on my head I found... I need a silver lining to turning 30.

On Perfection, Planning and Losing

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Perfection In our facile society, perfection is glossy, fabricated, manipulated and made to order. Yet we are surrounded by unmistakably perfect momen...

How To Be Happy: Five Mantras From Deepak Chopra's 'Self Power'

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia Lacey | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Why is it important to be happy? Well, happiness not only helps you enjoy and appreciate life, but it also helps you succeed in your personal life and...

Life Is Not a Rehearsal

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

I was sitting in a coffee shop last week with another coach and we were discussing the fact that we both come across many people who settle for a life and lifestyle that they are in fact not at all happy with. You deserve to do more than settle for the life you chose all those years ago if it's not what you love now.

19 Rainbow Pictures That Will Put A Smile On Your Face

Elliot Wagland | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

On Monday evening if you were in a certain parts of the UK, you would have been lucky enough to witness a mesmerising rainbow. This meteorological ...

Is This The Most Adorable Father And Daughter Picture Ever?

Elliot Wagland | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

This has to be the most adorable picture of all time. The image photographed by the mother of the baby, caught her partner fast asleep on the sofa ...

My Manifesto for a Happier World

Dr Mark Williamson | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Mark Williamson

My 12-step manifesto for a happier world calls for change not just from our leaders but from all of us. I'm not pretending these are simple changes or can happen overnight. But if we were to put these ideas into practice I'm certain we could create a society which is not only happier, but also more productive, caring, fair, responsible and sustainable.

Five Good Reasons to Write a Novel

Stefania Mattana | Posted 23.01.2013 | Home
Stefania Mattana

Writing is like dancing: they are on human cultural DNA, because they are just tool to express yourself. 'Writing' a novel does not automatically mean that you necessarily must publish what you wrote, so the identity writer=book is not mathematical.

Who Decides Your Happiness?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Have you ever felt that other people are holding you back? That the things or people around you are the reason for you being unhappy? Or perhaps that it's because of the train or bus running late that you are having a bad day. Have you ever considered that all this is a matter of perception?

Does Life Begin At 35?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Although teens and twentysomethings may have youth and stamina on their side – women aged 35 are the ones who’ve got life sorted, a recent study h...

Can Being Optimistic Help You Live Longer?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Looking on the bright side of life not only boosts your mood – it could also help you live longer, claims a recent study. The study, conducted b...

Is Thirty-Three The Magic Number?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

According to a new study, our thirties are the new twenties, as seven in ten of us admit to feeling at our happiest at 33. Twentysomethings may hav...

Happiness Begins At 45, Says Study

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Dispelling the myth that we get grumpier as we get older, a new study has found the opposite is true and that our happiness levels soar from the age o...

Is Happiness The Key To a Longer Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling happy and having a positive outlook on life could be the key to a longer life, a study has revealed. The five year study of almost 4,000 p...

Why we Should Savour our Single Years...

Karen Edwards | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

But why does being single in your late twenties, early thirties (and perhaps older than that) seem like such a life failure? What if you're actually - shock, horror - happy being single at (almost) 30?