Uplifters

A brain researcher’s findings on happiness

This is a great article from a brain researcher on happiness. Read it here: A brain researcher’s findings on happiness Here’s what he says in summary: Ask “What am I grateful for?” No answers? Doesn’t matter. Just searching helps. Label those negative emotions. Give it a name and your brain

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The 16 Habits of Exuberant Human Beings, by Kate Bratskeir

Greetings Happy Experimenters! Thought you might like to see this great article about exuberance – well worth a read: The 16 Habits of Exuberant Human Beings, by Kate Bratskeir. And if you want to know what the ’16 habits’ are in a nutshell, here they are. (Except there’s

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15 powerful things happy people do differently

Here’s a great post from Purpose Fairy (www.purposefairy.com)- well worth a read:   What are the differences between happy people and unhappy people? Of course, it should be very obvious:happy people are happy while  unhappy people are unhappy, right? Well, that is correct.But, we want to know what happy people do differently, so I have put together a list of

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Starfish wisdom

For many years now I’ve adopted the starfish as my personal emblem. My friends know this, and over the years Ive been gifted with some spectacular starfish things like this silver necklace from my great friend, Kelly in Canada: and recently Rachel, a very good friend and

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Rampages of Appreciation

It’s impossible to be grateful and upset at the same time. In the moment of appreciation – even if it is just a fleeting moment – we are free. When it comes to raising our energy, this is what makes gratitudes, in my opinion, even more powerful

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Drawing meditation

As I explore the art of paying attention I have just become  aware of Mandalas. I tried one today for the first time and here’s my very modest result.   Mandalas are rooted in the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and Native American spirituality. Modern psychologists also use

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When passion seeps out of every pore

We went to a tiny but wonderful festival of folk music over the weekend. Gossington Festival to be precise. Great bands, and so small we could chat to all the great artists and behave like groupies. The hit of the weekend for us though, despite all the

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In praise of trees

I’ve long had a love of trees – ever since I could reach up and sit on the swing under a huge oak tree we had in our front garden. I would soar up into its branches singing, “I’m on top of the world” by the Carpenters.

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Who’s your travelling companion?

I heard this great metaphor today which I thought I’d share with you. It’s about the way we treat ourselves and a great reminder to be kind. Imagine that you are about to go on a 5 day road trip with someone who’s recently been fired from

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