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New year blues and depression: 7 ways to beat it

Once the festive season is over, for many of us the January blues and new year depression start to set in. But there are ways to fight back and feel

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from October

October was full of feel-good environmental and health stories – but you may have missed them given all the negative news currently in the press. Ed

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Stuck in the happiness trap? Discover 5 ways to escape it

Could you be stuck in the happiness trap? If so, it's time to stop searching for happiness. From practising gratitude to reaffirming your values,

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New year blues and depression: 7 ways to beat it

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Once the festive season is over, for many of us the January blues and new year depression start to set in. But there are ways to fight back and feel better. Dee Marques shares seven ideas on how,

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from October

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October was full of feel-good environmental and health stories – but you may have missed them given all the negative news currently in the press. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten feel-good news stories

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Stuck in the happiness trap? Discover 5 ways to escape it

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Could you be stuck in the happiness trap? If so, it's time to stop searching for happiness. From practising gratitude to reaffirming your values, these five science-backed tips from Ed Gould will

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Living on a houseboat

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Have you ever considered swapping bricks and mortar for life on a houseboat? Urban designer Peter Kelly did just that and has been living on a houseboat for the past couple of years. Has it made him

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from September

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September was full of feel-good environmental and health stories – but you may not have heard about them! Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the past month to uplift and

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Ayahuasca company retreat: spirituality at work

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What happens during a company ayahuasca retreat and how can it benefit an organization in terms of employee motivation? happiness.com's Tine Steiss finds out...
 
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10 types of meditation: which style is best for you?

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Meditation incorporates many different styles. Discovering which is your preferred type is useful: it will increase your perseverance to practise and so the health benefits will stay with you for

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Gazing at the stars: replacing your worries with wonder

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When Jacqui Paterson started stargazing with her kids during the COVID pandemic, it changed their lives for the better. She explains the power of gazing at the stars and the proven benefits of this

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from August

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While COVID-19 still dominated the mainstream press during August, there were plenty of other feel-good news stories that showed how positive the world can be, too. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from July

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As the Northern Hemisphere enjoyed summer kicking in, a lot of feel-good news stories focussed on the relaxation of lockdown rules in many parts of the globe. However, there were many other news

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Happiness is a state of mind: 8 ways you can achieve it

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Understanding that happiness is a state of mind rather than something to be obtained is a key life lesson. Dee Marques outlines eight ways you can consciously choose to be more

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“It's about being at peace with not feeling peaceful”: an interview about mindfulness with MBSR instructor Dave Potter

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Interviewer Veronika Eicher still had the distant flavor of raisins in her mouth – from finishing the 'raisin meditation' on Dave Potter’s MBSR course – when the pair sat down to talk. She asked him

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from June

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While the news agenda is still largely dominated by Coronavirus, let's celebrate that there are still great things happening in our beautiful world. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from June to

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8 essential life lessons from RuPaul Charles, the biggest drag queen in the world

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As drag icon RuPaul Charles launches GuRu, his new self-help book, Calvin Holbrook looks at how the entertainer is increasingly showcasing his spiritual side and the life lessons that can help

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Path to Happiness with Ulla Koenig: “Luckily, the Buddha explored some food for thought.”

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Could ancient teachings the Buddha gave 2,600 years ago help to bring more happiness to our lives? Mindfulness teacher Ulla Koenig thinks so. Veronika Eicher chatted with her about finding happiness

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from May

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With 5 June being World Environment Day, we wanted to highlight some uplifting environmental stories for this month's Bright Side. Ed Gould rounds up his Top Ten from the past

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from April

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The news agenda is still being dominated by Coronavirus, but let's remember that there are still great things happening around the globe. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from March to uplift and

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How to avoid feeling defeated in today’s crazy world

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The world's problems may feel overwhelming, but we can nurture our caring spirit so we stay active in solving them. By Tim Desmond on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
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The Four Agreements: a guide to personal freedom

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What exactly are the Four Agreements? Arlo Laibowitz explores these ancient suggestions for ways of living your life in happiness...
 
Do self-help books help? This simple and

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from March

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The news agenda is obviously currently dominated by Coronavirus, but let's try not to forget there are still great things happening all over the world. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from March

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Mindfulness quotes: 10 sayings to inspire and ground you

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If you're struggling to live in the present moment, these ten mindfulness quotes from spiritual leaders will inspire you to stay grounded. Recall them when you need to be more mindful. By Calvin

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How to keep the greater good in mind during the Coronavirus outbreak

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In the midst of our panic around COVID-19, we must look to each other to help us get through it. By Jill Suttie on behalf of Greater Good Science Center.
 
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When is the International Day of Happiness 2020 and what is it?

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What is the International Day of Happiness, when is it, and what's the theme for 2020? Discover the history of this day dedicated to spreading well-being and making people

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The Bright Side: feel-good news from February

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Need a break from negative news? These feel-good stories from February highlight the positive things happening around the world. Ed Gould shares his Top Ten round-up from the

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Jack Kornfield: mindfulness teacher and author

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Writer and teacher Jack Kornfield has spent his life working with mindfulness and meditation. Let's take a deeper look at his life and learnings.
 
Jack Kornfield is a writer, teacher

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