Happiness is all about perception

Happiness is all about perception

If I told you about the week we’ve had here at The Happiness Hub, you might not actually believe me.  It included last minute fire-fighting to ensure we had the right approvals, permissions and partners, spending hours in a variety of official departments and taking...
I’ll be happy when…

I’ll be happy when…

How many times have you said those words to yourself or others? I will be happy when… …I graduate. …I get a job. …I have more money. …I buy a house. …I go on holiday. …I have children. …I lose weight. The list is...
Creativity and happiness

Creativity and happiness

I’m frequently surprised at the simplicity of the techniques that can lead to a happier life. More so by how few of us, myself included, engage in them. When I read articles, I often find myself wondering why I don’t already know something that seems so obvious.  I...
5 Ways to Live a Kinder Life

5 Ways to Live a Kinder Life

There is a worker I see every morning on my way home after dropping my children to school. His job is to stop the traffic when a construction truck is backing up. You can imagine the impatient honks and unpleasant gestures he receives on a daily basis. I try and add a...
Gratitude

Gratitude

Is there really good in every situation? Gratitude is one of the simplest components of happiness, with the potential to make the greatest change. When I first started researching gratitude, like many others, I thought of it as purely a case of good manners. Saying...
Happiness and kindness?

Happiness and kindness?

Kindness is often seen as a nice-to-have quality – something soft and childish. Depending on your environment, it can even be interpreted as a sign of weakness. And yet, if you consider what you’d look for in a relationship, intimate or otherwise, kindness seems like...