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Reasons to be Cheerful

The days are dank and grey, the debts are piling up and the body is suffering from end-of-year excess so it’s not surprising that your spirits might be low. It’s the January Blues. The party season is over but […]

Love 2.0. What is Love Anyway?

Valentine’s Day is the day we celebrate romantic love. There are other types of love eg. storge is love based on friendship, agape is the selfless love concerned with others’ wellbeing, ludus, the pleasant, shallow love based on mutual enjoyment rather […]

Happy Twixtmas: Pottering with Purpose

Twixtmas is the time between (betwixt) Christmas and New Year. This precious pot of me-time occurs when the days are short, energy levels are low and the out-of-office assistant is on. You can let yourself go with the rhythm […]

Blue Monday or More?

Got the January blues? If you have a tendency to feeling low then the short days of a long winter can send your mood spiralling down. But what if it’s more than a case of feeling blue? Often people […]

What is Happiness Training?

“Happiness is not a spectator sport” said the late Chris Peterson. The Dalai Lama agrees “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Neuroscience supports both the spiritual leader and the positive psychologist. Studies on the brains […]

10 Steps to Ageing Positively

Every decade of life has its pluses and minuses, it gives and takes away. Yet the image of later life is one of unmitigated loss:-  loss of vitality, loss of work, loss of status, loss of functioning and loss […]

Walking the Talk to Wellbeing

I recently met Satish Kumar, a world ambassador for walking, who in the 1960s embarked on an epic 8000-mile peace walk from Gandhi’s grave in Delhi to JFK’s in Washington DC. His description of walking as an ‘antidote to […]