Tag: positive thinking

  • Dropping Weight

    Dropping Weight

    It’s been a while. I had to drop out and do life stuff… dropping weight. How? Here it goes: First, on my last day of tutoring I made the decision to move out of my home of 11 years and become… well, homeless. After my now-ex-husband moved out 3 years ago, the rent was way…

  • How to deal with shocking incidents and fear

    How to deal with shocking incidents and fear

    This email is about exploring happiness, and, as a reminder my definition of happiness is embracing life with all its challenges, making as many positive moments as possible without ignoring the negative ones. We cannot avoid shocking incidents and fear, so this is a reflection about how to deal with this. So, happiness is not…

  • Episode 36 – Wellbeing Government

    Episode 36 – Wellbeing Government

    When we think of government priorities, economic growth often takes centre stage. However, a growing number of countries are challenging this paradigm by placing the happiness and wellbeing of their citizens at the forefront. Bhutan, known for pioneering the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH), set the stage for a new approach. Instead of solely…

  • Episode 34 – Jealousy

    Episode 34 – Jealousy

    Ah, jealousy! The infamous green-eyed monster that rears its head when we perceive someone else to possess something we desire (that’s actually envy but it doesn’t matter much). While it may seem like an unwelcome emotion, jealousy actually serves a purpose in our lives. It acts as a powerful indicator, highlighting our deepest desires and…

  • Episode 20 – Mindset

    Episode 20 – Mindset

    After introducing the Exploring Happiness Framework in the last episode, this episode is dedicated to the first pillar of the framework: Mindset. I’m diving into all the things we can influence but also those which influence us more than they should. While our thoughts can dominate us, we can also work out how to control…

  • Episode 16 – Energy

    Episode 16 – Energy

    In episode 16 of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I discuss Energy. I get into acupuncture and Feng Shui as methods to stimulate the flow. I discuss the importance for happiness, indeed that it might be happiness at some point. Positive energy means that everything works out or feels easy. If there are obstacles, there are…

  • Episode 8 – Negativity Bias

    Episode 8 – Negativity Bias

    In episode 8 of the Exploring Happiness podcast, I talk about the negativity bias. The negativity bias has been important for our survival. It still is but it often pops up when it is not that urgent. The negativity bias causes a lot of preventable stress which counteracts happiness. In this episode, I introduce the…

  • Episode 5 – Gratitude

    Episode 5 – Gratitude

    The next episode of the Exploring Happiness podcast, episode 5, is about gratitude. This is the second part of my mini-series about intentional activities which can make us happier. Listen to episode 4 about positive thinking to catch up if you haven’t already. Gratitude seems straight forward but I struggled quite a bit with practising…

  • Episode 4 – Positive Mindset

    Episode 4 – Positive Mindset

    In this episode, I will look at adopting a positive mindset to be happier. It is the first of four episodes looking into intentional activity improving happiness. In the last episode, we learned about the happiness pie chart and how there is a 40% window for those who are not born happy to still become…