On 20th March, the world will celebrate the International Day of Happiness. It’s been happening since 2013 and all 193 United Nations member states are involved in some way. Lots of reports on happiness Recently too, the annual World Happiness Report was published. It ranks countries of the world in a league table (covering the […]
You can hardly go through a week these days without some kind of reference to mental health in the media. It’s big news – and with good reason. The statistics 65% people in the UK say they have experienced a mental health problem at some point in their life Depression is currently the second most […]
The Queen has just celebrated her ninetieth birthday Amidst all the words that have been spoken about her over the past few days, one thing is repeated over and over again – the profound sense of duty that she has displayed throughout her long reign. The leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, is no […]
Marriage is quite a controversial topic these days, although current evidence seems to support its superiority over the alternatives. Here are some principles that have helped me – I’ve been married for nearly 33 years, and I would vouch for each one of them! 1. Live in reality with each other So many relationships founder […]
A recent survey concluded that people in their 70s were happier than younger people. Take a look on the BBC site. There was more: married, employed and religious people seem to fare better. The gender picture is mixed: women are more anxious, but more likely to report that their lives are worthwhile. There’s also a test you […]
Take a tour of the happiest (and least happy) places in the UK (as published by the BBC). How about where you live?