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The Nelson Mail reported that 16 more yellow-crowned parakeets were released into the Abel Tasman National Park this week.  Over the past two years a total of 38 kakariki have been released into the park as …

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Cultivate positive expectations for your week Kiwis!

August 31, 2015 – 4:00 am |

What sort of week would you like to have? Remember: attitude is one thing you can control, so focus on what you want rather than that stuff that ain’t going so well, give thanks for …

How to beat the back to work blues

February 10, 2014 – 12:07 am |

Back to Work – Kiwi life coach  Nicala Smyth
Even for those of us that are lucky enough to love our jobs, most of us drag the chain a bit when it comes to heading back to work …

Study confirms turmeric a natural anti-depressant

September 2, 2013 – 4:41 pm |

A recent study further confirms the effectiveness of turmeric (curcumin) as an anti-depressive. The researchers even go as far to say that it may be more effective than some of the common drugs currently being …

Sincere smiles lead to good health

September 2, 2013 – 12:11 pm |

Is smiling healthy for you?
By Jill Hayhurst
Recently it feels like there has been a flurry of research exploring the links between emotions and health, resulting in an outbreak of sometimes contradictory and confusing advice. This …

How Happyzine readers feed and maintain their happiness, as we move into the depths of winter

July 26, 2013 – 5:31 pm |
How Happyzine readers feed and maintain their happiness, as we move into the depths of winter

Jill Hayhurt is a PHD candidate at the University of Otago.  She has a keen interest in the science of Happiness.
When I started to notice the winter blues sneaking into my mindset and habits, I …

How Happyzine readers feed and maintain their happiness, as we move into the depths of winter

June 24, 2013 – 2:44 pm |

Social entreprenuer and founder of Enspiral.com: Josh Vial.
By going to Cambodia for 3 months working on volunteer projects
Artist and Environmental Educator: Jo Campbell
I find cycling on a lovely sunny brisk afternoon extremely good for …

Almighty Optimism : Findings from the Nun Study

June 18, 2013 – 8:16 am | One Comment

By Jill Hayhurst
Happiness is a tricky thing. It’s hard to define, yet people generally want it, and work really hard to get it. Research suggests that people are also notoriously terrible at predicting what will actually make …

How to feed and maintain your happiness, as we move into the depths of winter

June 17, 2013 – 2:57 pm |

Happyzine asks readers how they feed and maintain their happiness during the winter season, in New Zealand.
Joanna Piekarski – Joanna is the HANDy Messenger for New Zealand’s most successful complementary currency HANDS, in Golden …

How to feed and maintain your happiness, as we move into the depths of winter,

June 11, 2013 – 6:39 pm | 2 Comments

Happiness just comes from enjoying simple pleasures, such as the tang of fejoas in my porridge, the warmth returning to my cheeks after riding through a southerly, sleeping in on weekends, exploring other worlds through stories, a body warmed …

New research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy

May 20, 2012 – 9:07 pm |

Victoria University
News Stories
Research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy
Published 17 May 2012
Why is it that some people seem to waltz through life in a bubble of happiness, when for others each …

Health Insurance for Your Well-Being

April 10, 2012 – 1:48 pm |
Health Insurance for Your Well-Being

Health Insurance for Your Well-Being – by Paul Smetana
Are you having an interesting life or just going through the motions?  Will you wake up tomorrow to dully start all over again, knowing that you’ve done …

What do we know about bliss? Paul Smetana

March 8, 2012 – 5:51 pm |

Well, the bit I want to focus on today, is the unusual problem of being Intoxicated by Bliss.
This all started the other day when I was surprisingly, unexpectedly and Remarkably “Intoxicated by Bliss”, for most …

A Retreat from Suffering – Paul Smetana

February 23, 2012 – 2:46 pm |

Now this is really my own theory, but at least for me, it explains how a person might get Alzheimer’s Disease. So it goes like this, … Our emotional default setting is Warm, glowy, tingly, …

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?

February 16, 2012 – 9:08 pm |

Is this the shortcut to being compassionate?
When you feel good, you do good.
It’s the unknown short cut to compassionate care, the untrodden path to helping others, is another way to put it … and it’s …

The false security of unhappiness by Paul Smetana

February 13, 2012 – 3:59 pm | 3 Comments

I just don’t get it!
When I’m in my feel good mood, there’s no better place to be, and my life is better in so many ways. But oddly enough when I’m unhappy, I annoyingly resist changing to …

Learn the ‘Habits of Happiness’, in Christchurch, with Ali Scott

February 1, 2012 – 5:39 pm |

Ali Scott runs a 6-week evening course teaching the thinking styles and belief systems conducive to being happier.
The courses have been running for two years now and Ali, a trained teacher, writer and therapist says …

What’s the cornerstone of a successful life? Feeling good.

January 20, 2012 – 9:25 pm |

By Paul Smetana
We need it for our Socio-Economics, our health,wealth, and self esteem. It’s vitally important for our relationships, social, business, work, and career. In the area of creativity, competition, and Intelligence IQ, it’s …

An Ode to Joy by Paul Smetana

January 8, 2012 – 9:49 pm | 2 Comments

I recently remembered an interesting thing about contracting Alzheimer’s.  Shock can produce it! But Why? Why can shock cause Alzheimer’s?
Then it came to me in a flash. Let me explain what came to me. Our …

Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

December 25, 2011 – 10:35 am |
Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

Where ever you are, what ever you’re doing, wising you a happy, joyous, loving day.
Take care of yourself, and your loved ones and remember to have some good old fashioned fun!

Happiness the Other Way Around

November 3, 2011 – 5:00 pm |

By Paul Smetana
This morning as I sat by the lake in the pouring rain, there was this endless grin on my face. What put it there? Well, nothing actually. I was just happy. I came …

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