10 Ways to Increase Your Happiness Set Point

The Happiness Set Point A few years ago I completed a Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology. In short, the study of happiness. One of the most startling revelations for me was that we are all equipped with a happiness ‘set point’. This means that we have a...

Musings, Observations & Truths for 2016

…Or as I like to call it, a New Year MOT For the Americans reading this, an MOT is the British equivalent of an annual car service – in this case it’s an annual mental service! I hope 2016 brings you extended periods of joy, reduced period of bad...

Happy Hour: Top 10 Happiness Songs

Happy hour starts now… This week I offer you a countdown of top ten songs that relate to happiness, in honour of the Happy Hour slot I have been doing on Time 107.5 FM radio. Don’t be fooled, these songs are not your usual suspects regarding happiness....

The Bite-Sized Guide to Instant Happiness

I’ve had a spot on a local radio show… and as I am learning fast, radio talk on a music station needs to be in bite-sized chunks! So in honour of bite-sized chunks, here is my guide to instant happiness… 1. Focus on what you do well Find other people...

Instant Happiness: Just Add Gratitude

Gratitude is a sentiment we’d all do well to cultivate… …according to positive psychologists, mental health clinicians and researchers who seek to help people to create more joy in life. Feeling thankful and expressing that thanks makes you happier...