Happiness

Good Posture can make you Happy!

By | May 1st, 2011|Changing Habits, Confidence, Health, Interview, Uncategorized|

Isn't it good to know that we can do something about the way we feel, simply by changing our posture? Consultant psychologist Ingrid Collins believes there’s an intrinsic link between the body’s position and our ‘psychological posture’.  ‘At a cellular level, when happiness molecules — or endorphins — produced within the brain circulate in the blood, they send a signal to every cell that we’re happy and healthy,’ she says.  ‘If we arrange ourselves physically in a positive manner with the shoulders back, the spine straight and the chest open, it informs the brain to send out more endorphins, triggering a feeling we experience as happiness.’ I talked to  Chiropractor Dr Mike Cassidy Hogg about his thoughts on the matter.  Our [...]

Searching for Happiness

By | August 10th, 2010|Being in the Now, Habits|

If you are searching for happiness, you may well find that happiness eludes you.  Happiness is not something that we find outside of ourselves. If you are expecting something or someone to 'make you happy'  you are going to be disappointed.  Being happy is a choice that we all have, whatever our circumstances, in any given moment. Back in 2005 there was an experiment in Slough in the UK, which was filmed by the BBC.  It was called 'Making Slough Happy'. Below is the Happiness Manifesto, which is taken from the project. The  10 simple steps outlined in the manifesto, can make a big difference.  Why not follow the manifesto and see for yourself how powerful these actions are?  Before you [...]

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