We Don’t Need to be Happy to Laugh

by Lisa Sturge My motto is 'We Don’t Need to be Happy to Laugh.' When we see people laughing in photos or on the internet we naturally assume they are laughing because they are happy. They may well be, but Professor Robert Provine’s research in ‘Laughter, a Scientific Investigation’ found that we laugh mainly to [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:06+00:00 June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Birthdays, Books and Yoga

Tuesday June 21st, check your diaries, it’s a significant date. Yes, it’s Prince William’s Birthday. Yes, it’s the day that the fifth Harry Potter book was published but more significantly than that, it’s International Yoga Day. An international coming together under a huge yogic umbrella, the worldwide union of lycra and downward dogs. What [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:09+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Duvets, comfort blankets and mindsets

I love my duvet. So very much. There’s nothing better than climbing into my own bed, sheets all clean, snuggling up under the covers and feeling safe. My bed and my duvet have got me through many a tough time, and it still remains an instinctive reflex to retreat to their solace [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:14+00:00 June 16th, 2016|2 Comments

WWW (What Went Well?)

By Adrian Bethune. I’m a primary school teacher and I feel it is my job to help foster and develop confident, happy pupils who know how to look after themselves, and each other, so they can lead successful lives. That's why, for the last 5 years, I have taught my primary school classes happiness [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:20+00:00 June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

A Lesson Learned: Making the Most of the Moment

Over the past weeks I've had a couple of brilliant opening sentences in my mind for a happiness blog. I can remember the moment well, a sunny morning driving on the way to work, (yes there was at least one sunny morning), feeling very much in the moment, car finally passed it’s MOT after [...]

By | 2017-01-13T13:46:25+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments