Monthly Archives: June 2011

Buying Happiness

In ACT, we try to undermine efforts to control our emotional or mental experience in exchange for focusing on valued directions and actions. That means, we try to rebalance peoples’ focus on what they think and feel more towards what … Continue reading

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Do the Next Right Thing and Let That Be Enough

“Believe deep down in your heart that you’re destined to do great things” ~Joe Paterno This quote turned up in my twitter stream yesterday. It looks benign. It looks helpful. But it is seriously problematic. Firstly, it implies that not … Continue reading

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Four Simple (But Not Easy) Things You Need to Offer to Your Staff (Besides Money!)

In 2010, Diener et al did a huge survey  of 136,839 people (who were a representative sample of the population of the world). They found that income is only moderately linked to positive feelings (whether you smiled or laughed yesterday or felt feelings of enjoyment). … Continue reading

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Maths Problems v Sunsets

I was recently at an ACT workshop run by the amazing Kelly Wilson. He explored some interesting idea’s about how our minds work. How we have this endless drive to solve problems – and sometimes this isn’t helpful. One of the … Continue reading

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