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Because HAPPINESS is misused. My theory is that Happiness is NOT the POINT of Life; rather, it is a POINTER IN LIFE. And when it comes to making changes, that's what I specialise in at abetterlife-uk.com and http://hertscollegeofhypnosisandnlp.co.uk

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Monday, September 1, 2008

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Introducing the Physics of Happiness

I’m really excited about the idea of speading how to do happiness. It's about making use of what you enjoy. What age can this make most difference? I believe it's when we are young... it's easier to learn then isn't it? So this blog is about how to help your kids survive growing up. By your efforts. Are you willing to do what it takes? Because this is not an easy path to follow. You will be stepping out of the norm; thinking differently from other parents, and quite probably teachers and almost everyone you hear.

I got seriously interested in happiness as a result of my working with private clients and teaching coaches and therapists for some 15 years. Even governments are getting interested in happiness. What I really like to do is sniff out really potentially important topics and put them into words that any of us busy people can easily and quickly grasp and understand.

This is just the beginning. So enjoy what’s here for now, and subscribe to news from my new Blog for what’s to come.

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Is happiness good for you?

This common notion is tested in studies on happiness and longevity (how long you live). This statistical research found that happiness does not help you live longer if you are sick, but it does extend the lifespan of healthy people. In other words, happiness does not so much cure illness, but it does protect against becoming ill. (And I reckon it must make the extra years worth having!) Source: Journal of Happiness Studies. Read more.

Golden handcuffs less effective than loving it?

Emotionally committed staff, even unpaid, feel more loyalty and obligation to the organisation than do paid staff. This is especially true where there is a close fit between their personal values and the values of the organisation. Whilst this surprised the researchers, those of us who have studied ‘values’ in NLP training will understand why this is the case. Source: BPS Blog. Read more.

Wales has happiest county?

Powys tops the list of 273 districts, with Edinburgh apparently the most miserable place in Britain. Eight of the top 10 districts with the highest levels of wellbeing are in Scotland or the north of England. But the team from the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester stress that happiness is more a product of personal circumstances than physical location. I would say that your world goes where your head goes. Source: BBC Website. Read more.

Measure your happiness now

Using this quick five-step test, psychologists say it is possible to measure your happiness.This test, designed by psychologist Professor Ed Diener from the University of Illinois, takes just a minute to complete. Source: BBC Website. Read more.

Video & Audio

Magical properties of happiness?

Scientists claim that happiness can make us more resilient and creative, harder working, healthier and even live longer.

Mark Easton reports for BBC Two's The Happiness Formula. Watch Clip.

Music and how the Brain works

Music is found in every human culture and one theory is that it was an evolutionary precursor to language. Whereas language allows us to make propositional, "information rich" statements, music is far vaguer but arguably provides a superior means of conveying emotion. This podcast describes how this emotional power is being harnessed to help people with Alzheimer's. We also hear how singing can help stroke patients rediscover their lost voices. It has some lovely moments. Source: Guardian Science Weeky Podcast. Listen here.

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