When was the last time you expressed gratitude? Not just a quick ‘thanks’ but a deep-felt appreciation for some of the goodness in your life? Many researchers have connected gratitude to higher levels of happiness and lowers levels of stress and depression. In one study,...

Having gratitude and finding satisfaction in the simple things is an essential part of having a good life. There really is little motivation for anything else If you do not appreciate the things, places, experiences, and the people of your life. Every day, do you find things...

William Shakespeare's Nod to Doing What Makes You Happy “A light heart lives long.” This William Shakespeare quote is a personal favorite.  It serves as a reminder of the importance of setting aside a little time each day for doing what makes you happy. Whether it’s watching tv,...

A blot post from Beta Motivation: I try to be happy everyday but Monday is special. I find that I have to put in very special effort to be happy on a Monday. I’m bloated from the weekend. Ravenously hungry. Unnecessarily on edge and generally regretting all of...

Blog post from EatSleepBe.com Foods for Moods: Fruits and Vegetables Make You Happier Want to be happier? Here is your foods for moods fact. The answer may be as simple as eating fruits and vegetables. There has always been a school of thought that what you eat can...

Principal Investigator: Sonja Lyubomirsky, University of California, Riverside Is generosity contagious? How does generosity inspire others? Can generosity measurably influence individuals whom the giver has never met directly? Is giving really better than receiving? The proposed research will experimentally manipulate and record acts of generosity among...

An Extract from Pick the Brain: According to researchers, habits account for 45 percent of our daily behaviors. That’s to say nearly half of what you’ll do today is the same as what you did yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that… Or, how...

In our busy, complicated, modern world we have success and wealth beyond imagination. We have brilliant writers, genius scientists, powerful world leaders, teachers, doctors, philosophers and intellects. Success is everywhere! But in spite of our accomplishments we are no closer to peace and security than we...

Employee morale is essential if the company is to achieve its objectives, and at the same time meet its financial goals. As an employer, there is a need for you to take measures to boost the morale of the people working for you. By providing a...

We all love a good cuppa in-front of the telly after a long day, or at the end of a long week. Well it turns out that the relaxation your enjoy is actually pretty good for you, and probably a lot more fun that other healthy things we know we should do more of. So here’s why you need to spend more time with your feet up.