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It may be TMI, but I’ve had the same toothbrush for far too long now and today, guess what I did? (more…)

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Why wellbeing and being well off are NOT the same thing

The boffins at the University of London’s Institute of Education have devised some monetary values of happiness: (more…)

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The Book Fair

In a twist of fate and circumstance, I recently found myself amidst a book fair.  It was a wonderful thing; thousands of donated books liberally scattered around the benches of a school hall. (more…)

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Life Force

UK life expectancy is 82.9 years for women and 79.2 for men. On average, you’ll be knocking about for around 4000 weeks. (more…)

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Painting your own masterpiece

Do you ever get your brushes out and splash some paint on a canvas? (more…)

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Best Foot Forward

The best stories are those that move you; they stir some sort of emotion and create a feeling of empathy with one or more of the characters. You could say they take you on a journey. (more…)

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Coming up for air

Here’s one of Desmond Tutu’s stories. A man moves to a new town and decides to create a habit of going for a walk each morning. The route he takes runs beside a fast-flowing river which makes the walk all the more enjoyable. (more…)

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Happy Choose-Day

It’s always choose-day. Here are some positive choices that you can start making, right now… (more…)

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The chase is over

Fact: there are 361 different types of yoghurt at my local supermarket. I know because I’ve counted them.


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Rule number 6

The world’s always been a harsh place, but it’s feeling pretty damn brutal at the mo. There are no laughs on the BBC News channel. There are a lot of exhausted humans. (more…)

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Strictly Teaching

Timing is everything, apparently. Whether you’re buying or selling a house, attempting to make an appointment with your GP or navigating the rush-hour commute, it’s not so much what you do but when you do it that counts. (more…)

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Emma’s story

My first proper dalliance with The Art of Brilliance was a handful of years ago, when I attended one of their first Wellbeing Workouts online. (more…)

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