Hedonic Treadmill

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. I discovered the Hedonic Treadmill thanks to The Happy Movie which I have covered previously on the blog. Quite simply, the Hedonic Treadmill describes our ability to adapt to our surroundings in terms of happiness. So for example you go from making 25,000 a year to 50,000 a … Read more

The Happy Movie

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. I just finished watching The Happy Movie and wanted to share it straight away. This hour long film traverses the globe talking to different people in different cultures in an attempt to identify the causes of happiness. Taking the fact that depression … Read more

The Little Book of Contentment

Contentment is the only real wealth Ever since I came across the Zenhabits blog a couple of years ago I have had a deep respect and admiration for Leo Babauta. A simple website, a simple approach and acres of simple to read and understand content keeps me reading Zenhabits almost daily. The Little Book of … Read more

100 Happy Days

Could you be happy for 100 days in a row? Ever since I discovered the Happier app, I’ve been aware that happiness is something to be focussed on and something to “work at” – it doesn’t just happen. 100 Happy Days takes this concept and challenges you to log one happy thing per day for … Read more

The Awesome Anthem

 I am awesome! A poetic reminder that making a living doing what you live for (like the national air guitar championships) is what truly makes you awesome. Living the life you want, following your heart and embracing your ridiculousness is the key to awesomeness. We are all perfection in process, rapture en route – but … Read more