Happier Living

About Happier Living

Happier Living is about living healthily in mind, body and spirit. A flourishing, meaningful and happy life includes:

Joyfulness Resilience Intimacy
Gratitude Curiosity Skills
Generosity Purpose & Direction Relationship
Compassion Mindfulness Physical health

All these qualities support and build a truly flourishing life. The more of these aspects of living you pay attention to and develop, the happier you will become.

Happier Living offers workshops, talks and coaching that support all of the above list. The subjects range from understanding values and strengths, to building good coping skills and becoming more resilient; from improving communication and emotional intelligence, to choosing and achieving goals that hold meaning and purpose.

Happier Living focuses on values and how people think. Cultural, organisational and personal values lie at the heart of how we perceive and respond to events. We perceive the world through what we value. In all aspects of our lives understanding how and why we think and act is key to knowing how to think and behave authentically. When we live authentically we, and those around us, thrive.

Happier Living combines modern research with ancient and accepted wisdom. Research from Positive Psychology and Neuroscience informs and supports everything we do. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. Living in a way that serves others needs, as well as our own, is not new.

Happier Living is for those who want more energy, enthusiasm and empathy. We work with school children at the start of their lives, individuals who want to live and work meaningfully, or organisations interested in working environments that allow people to thrive. For us finding happiness, meaning and love is not a matter of luck: A happy life is a matter of choice.

Happier Living is about living authentically, becoming the people we are born to be by knowing what we really value. The Positive Psychologist Martin Seligman speaks of strengths as ‘values in action’. Good character, courage and the ability to lead by example is universally recognised and admired. It is not without note that the only two outsiders to address parliament in recent years are Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi; two people whose characters have been shaped by their actions and their actions are an extension of their characters. We don’t all have to be Nelson Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi, but everytime we choose the path we walk, or even question it, we develop.

For more information contact Happier Living for a tailored approach to your needs.

Happy people are affective people.1,2

The kinder you become the happier you become.
And - The happier you become the kinder you become.3

"Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny!
What we think we become."
Mrs Thatcher (From The Iron Lady)

1 J.K. Harter, F.L. Schmidt and C.L.Keyes (2002).Wellbeing in the Workplace an its relationship to Business Outcomes: A review of the Gallup Studies. In C.L. Keyes and J. Haidt (eds), Flourishing: The Positive Person and the Good Life. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. pp.202-24

2 N.Turner, J. Barling & A. Zacharatos (2005) Positive Psychology at Work. In C.R. Snyder, & J. Lopez (eds), Handbook of Positive Psychology. Oxford University press, p.719

3 K. Otake, S. Shimai, J.Tanaka-Matsumi, K. Otsui and B. Fredrickson (2006). Happy people become kinder through kindness: A counting kindness intervention. Journal of Happiness Studies, 7(3), 361–75.