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How ’bout a Spring Fling with Happyzine?

September 19, 2016 – 8:20 am |

Happy compost leads to a happy life.
Join our happy little community here.

Look for the good every day and build a vibrant life

August 10, 2016 – 7:45 am |

Hi, Charlotte here. This morning the Happyzine Kea group are pondering this question. It’s amazing what you find in your life when you look for the good, no matter how tough things seem. Questions like …

Kiwi ‘Happiness Is’ project encourages people to send in photos

July 11, 2016 – 9:23 am |

A New Zealand life coach is challenging people to send in snaps of things that make them happy.  Helen Duyvestyn has set up the Happiness Is project. 
Check out the project here.
Some words from Helen:
Focusing on …

Ted Talk: Lessons from the longest study on Happiness

April 23, 2016 – 4:00 am |

I enjoyed this Ted Talk because it brought me back to the basics – the sweet power of loving relationships.  Check it out if you want to be re-minded of the importance of getting along …

Water, air and being happy – by Dunedin naturopath Francisca Griffin

March 19, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By Francisca Griffin, Naturopath
Listen to the Access Internet Radio pod cast here.
Our bodies, just like Planet Earth, are composed of around 65 % water. Did you know that our amazing bodies also have every element …

Free trees boost inner-city happiness in Sydney

February 29, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Newtown’s Eleanor Ryan starts every day with a meditation session next to her beloved Maple tree, one of 1,000 trees given away as part of the City of Sydney’s free tree giveaway.
The next free tree …

What are three new things you give thanks for today?

February 17, 2016 – 7:19 am | 2 Comments

 Thankfulness is one of the proven cornerstones of happiness.

What do people mean by ‘I’m happy?’ – this question explored here.

February 12, 2016 – 3:51 pm |
What do people mean by ‘I’m happy?’ – this question explored here.

What do people actually mean when they say they’re happy?
This is the question tackled recently on Stuff in an article called ‘What people around the world mean when they say they’re happy?‘
Of course, while wealth is …

Ten reasons crowdfunding Happyzine’s going to light up your world

January 25, 2016 – 9:26 am |

By Charlotte Squire, Happyzine founder.
This is the final week of the Happyzine crowd funding mission, we have seven days to go to find 88 people to join the Kea Group.  
This mission is really important …

Research says happiness leads leads to success, not the other way round

January 6, 2016 – 9:10 pm |

By Charlotte Squire
When my son was five years old I took him to school for a trial visit. All went well until he refused to leave the sandpit after morning tea to go back to …

An Attitude of Gratitude

January 6, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By Helen Duyvestyn
Having an attitude of gratitude has been shown in research to have significant positive health effects on mental health and wellbeing. It’s termed in different ways; finding the good, counting your blessings, seeing …

The Gift of Giving

January 5, 2016 – 4:00 am |

By Helen Duyvestyn
Want to be a little happier in 2016? Start Giving!
Giving has been shown through various studies to be an action that promotes happiness and well-being – and it is the giving which makes …

Happiness is accepting that some days you won’t be happy and being OK about it

January 4, 2016 – 4:00 am |

When I first discovered positive thinking I was on a buzz. The concept totally changed my life, however there were a few extremes that I needed to level out before I could bed into true happiness.
So …

Open letter to friends of Happyzine and lovers of good news

December 27, 2015 – 7:09 am |
Open letter to friends of Happyzine and lovers of good news

Dear friends,
Did you ever have a calling that wouldn’t go away? No matter how much you tried to ignore it, or tell yourself it was impossible?  Now I really do believe anything’s possible, but for …

2015 Goodies: Ten Questions with Happiness Experiment founder Tamara Waugh

December 26, 2015 – 7:34 am |

  She describes herself as “compassionate, wise and driven.”
Since turning her own life around with mindfulness and gratitude Auckland based Tamara has been inspiring people to do the same via her Happiness Experiment #3goodthings per day …

Beautiful day

December 25, 2015 – 6:55 pm | One Comment

Wishing you a loving, peaceful, fun, mindful day,

Thanks for the reminder that life is abundant – nature

December 23, 2015 – 8:58 am | One Comment

  By Charlotte Squire 
It’s summer here in Aotearoa. At our house the growth is wild and unabounded. We’re clipping back the branches and more, still more comes.
The green leaves appear in the most unlikely of places, …

The Paths to Happiness

December 12, 2015 – 3:34 pm | One Comment

By Helen Duyvestyn
So for the last few weeks, I’ve been doing a few courses (all in the name of research of course). Two are on Happiness – (A Life of Happiness and Fulfilment and The Science …

What’s wondrous in your world?

November 4, 2015 – 10:27 am | One Comment

You know what I give thanks for today? My ability to listen to myself and to prioritise my happiness above all else.
No matter what you’re doing with your days, it is possible to control your …

Wondrous Wednesday: count your blessings.

October 28, 2015 – 11:34 am |

  Yes really, count them. Because for all the little things that challenge you in your day, I promise you there will be many more blessings.
I’m talking: clean water, that nice top you’re wearing, those nice …