The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

Life is full of simple pleasures which give us small bursts of happiness such as bumping into an old friend on the street who you haven’t seen in years or finding a bar of chocolate in a coat pocket which you’d forgotten was there.    The delight of immediate...
Letting Go of Anger

Letting Go of Anger

Are there people in your life who you’re still angry at for what they did to you many years ago? Maybe a parent was unkind to you during your childhood or a colleague at work mistreated you for years. All of us have someone or something we hold negative feelings...
How to Be More Independent

How to Be More Independent

How independent do you think you are? People tend to assume they’re independent the moment they move out and stop relying on their parents for food, shelter and clean clothes, but dependency is never that clean-cut. We may be in denial, but most of us are still more...
Big Picture Thinking

Big Picture Thinking

We can imagine our ideal summer holiday next year; we can imagine ourselves looking incredible in a swimsuit, lounging around in the sun with a cool drink, surrounded by laughter. We can visualise ourselves looking our best and living our best lives. But if...
The Cost of Conformance & Non-Conformance

The Cost of Conformance & Non-Conformance

Our human inclination to, as the old expression says, ‘judge a book by its cover’, has become a source of vast psychological study. The study of snap judgments is more than just figuring out what we assume by merely looking at each other.   Knowing...