Dec 24
Savouring the Festive Spirit

“The aim of life is appreciation.” ~ G. K. Chesterton The holiday season and the New Year period can be a pretty stressful time. We’re inclined to think that everything must be perfect, and that includes the gifts we give, the food we prepare, the warmth of our welcome to guests, what we wear to […]

Jul 26
Relationship between money and wellbeing

Another new study (Quoidbach et al, 2010 – see details below) has been published on the topic of money and well-being, specifically, whether being wealthy enough to access the best things in life affects your ability to savour small pleasures. The research suggests that wealthier individuals report lower savoring ability, and even being reminded of […]

Aug 30
Savouring: In Praise of Slow

The aim of life is appreciation – GK Chesterton Here’s a link to my article on Positive Psychology News Daily this month, on the subject of savouring, the Slow Movement and the physical and psychological benefits associated with taking your time. Image: Thanks to Ellievanhoutte …

Jun 26
Fun, Friends and Fulfilment

Here’s a link to my article on Positive Psychology News Daily this month, about  the benefits associated with eating together. If you’d like to comment, feel free to do that here or on the PPND website. Thanks! Image: courtesy of sunface13 …

Aug 21
Positive Thinking Exercises

Many thanks to Kelly Sonora for sending me this link – 100 positive thinking exercises. My advice would be not to wait until you’re having a bad day to put these into action – once you’re in a negative frame of mind it will require more effort and self-control to get yourself out of it. […]

Feb 29
Have you got the Happiness Habit?

In my recent posting on Positive Psychology and Coaching I referred to Sonja Lyubomirsky’s new book, “The How of Happiness”. The video clip from 20/20 is a great intro to the science behind the book. The case of the identical twins is fascinating isn’t it? On Tuesday I was fortunate enough to take part in […]