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You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

~ Bob Hope ~

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Happy but frazzled
Happiness is for real people, not faux fanatics.

Happy People Have Problems Too

March 26th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Happy but frazzled

Happy but frazzled

Remarkable as it seems, happy people are beset with troubles too. Their satisfaction isn’t based on their good fortune but on the unique way they view the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Happiness has its limits
There's a threshold to happiness... somewhere.

Happiness And Diminishing Returns

January 7th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 6 secs

Happiness has its limits

Happiness has its limits

Having enough to be happy doesn’t take much. Add anything more to that, and the law of diminishing returns kicks in. Read the rest of this entry »

Sometimes Christmas time is anything but happy.
Happy, happy Christmas (but not for everyone).

Happy This Christmas?

December 19th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

Sometimes Christmas time is anything but happy.

Sometimes Christmas time is anything but happy.

You know, it’s okay if you’re not that happy this time of year.  What with all the pressure that goes with it, some people find Christmas overwhelming. Read the rest of this entry »

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.
Finding happiness is not always obvious.

The 7 Myths Of Happiness

November 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 53 secs

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.

Some paths to happiness are actually dead ends.

1. “If you are happy you will always be excited”

Thankfully, you won’t and that’s just as well. People on drugs experience a heightened state of elation for up to a few days before crashing into painful despair. We are naturally meant to experience a range of feeling states, and that’s a good thing.

Besides which, happiness and feeling happy can be two different things. Read the rest of this entry »

Isn't it time we had more happy leadership?
Can bosses be happy and still show leadership?

The Power Of Happy Management

November 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 54 secs

Isn't it time we had more happy leadership?

Isn’t it time we had more happy leadership?

There are a lot of ways to manage an organization. But there’s one approach that particular impresses. I call it “happy management”. Read the rest of this entry »

Some people are always looking for something new to be happy.
Actually, happiness isn't "out there".

Happy Ways

October 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 47 secs

Some people are always looking for something new to be happy.

Some people are always looking for something new to be happy.

Stumbling across Reverend Robert Spitzer’s online article about “The Four Levels Of Happiness, I couldn’t help but be impressed. Read the rest of this entry »

How do other people say it?
Try saying "happy" in another language!

Another Way of Saying Happy

October 16th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 0 mins, 41 secs

How do other people say it?

How do other people say it?

There are lots of ways to say “happy” without even leaving your mother tongue. But it’s interesting to see the similarities and differences of other languages expressing the concept of happiness too. Read the rest of this entry »

Happiness is something you can influence.
Who chooses our happiness?

Must You?

August 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 24 secs

Happiness is something you can influence.

Happiness is something you can influence.

I know we want to be happy but must we have so many conditions to make it happen? Seems to me that the fewer rules we play to, the more abundant our happiness can be. Read the rest of this entry »

Rainy days are good for you too.
Diversity does you good, boosting feelings of well-being.

Contrasts For A Happier Life

July 24th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 9 secs

Rainy days are good for you too.

Rainy days are good for you too.

Apart from the big picture issues that underpin happiness, there are a host of little things that can make an appreciable difference. Like contrast.

If you are into taking photos then you’ll know a thing or two about contrast. It’s important to either strike a balance, or go all the way to making the subject stand out. When it comes to turning a picture into something memorable, contrast packs a punch. Read the rest of this entry »

A happy book should also feel good to read.
Does the world need another happy book? No, just this one.

Get Happy!

June 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 52 secs

A happy book should also feel good to read.

A happy book should also feel good to read.

Despite all our carry on, we Aussies aren’t into making a fuss about our efforts. We much prefer to let them speak for themselves. Well, as a departure from my usual, I’d like you to read my book Happy, and let it speak to you too. Read the rest of this entry »