Aug 28
How to be Happier in One Week – Essentials Magazine Sept 2013

I’m thrilled to see an article by accomplished journalist Mel Hunter in Essentials Magazine this month, focussing on how to become more optimistic in one week. Mel’s been interested in Positive Psychology for some time and she decided to try this as a personal experiment  following several discussions with me about the efficacy of positive […]

Sep 17
2012 London Olympic Games: The Optimism Legacy

During the recent London 2012 Olympic Games an unparalleled mood of optimism and hope swept across the United Kingdom. Even people who don’t love sports could not help being drawn into the anticipation and excitement, sharing the heroism of the medal winners and the heart-break of those who missed out, whether by a millimetre or […]

Feb 27
Which comes first, the inspiration or the well-being?

Some fantastic new (2010) research from Todd Thrash and colleagues suggests that inspiration leads to well-being (but not the other way round), and that purpose in life and gratitude are mediators. For the full story see my Positive Psychology News Daily posting here. As always, you can post your comments here and on the PPND […]

May 27
Positive Ageing

…pure inspiration… One of our March blogs looked at the subject of legacy and making a contribution ; we featured the fabulous Peter, aka Geriatric1927 , who posts his own unique videoblogs on Youtube. Well, he’s popped up again, this time as part of the band, The Zimmers, who stormed into the UK Singles Charts […]