Archive for the ‘Happiness’ Category

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today….. because if you enjoy it today, you can do it again tomorrow

The first half of the quote is by Thomas Jefferson. The second sentence was added and then stuck on the wall of my science room at Junior School by the teacher, Mel Stirr, and it has stuck with me ever since. What are you going to shift from the future to the present? You can…

Who Doesn’t get Acne? “Uncivilised” people don’t get spots

A new paper calls for acne to be recognised as “a disease of civilization like obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer & neurodegenerative diseases”. The standard Western diet has been put into the ‘spotlight’ yet again, this time as the cause of the misery of a poor complexion and the subsequent low self-esteem that blights so many…

Forest Bathing raises the Vigour of Male Students

Total immersion in forests has been shown to support immunity (including anti-cancer activity) & reduce stress, so in Japan ‘Shinrin-yoku’ or ‘Forest Bathing’ is gaining in popularity. Thre’s no actual bathing involved, it just means spending time amongst the trees, preferably camping overnight. The type of forest seems to be important too, as much of…

See Yourself through the Eyes of someone who Loves You

We all know that familiarity breeds… well not always contempt but a kind of boredom in relationships, be those relationships with friends, family, work colleagues or a lover. After a while we stop seeing each other accurately (does that guy have a beard or glasses?  Ummmm, not sure any more) and that often includes seeing…