Tag Archives: people
Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
August is the eighth month of the year and is named after the emperor Augustus. It was originally called sextilis meaning sixth, as it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. Another reminder that things do change, even though such things can seem like they’ve been around forever. This month marks International Youth [...]
Posted on 01. Jul, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
July is the seventh month of the year and is named after Julius Caesar. This month there really is a reason to be happy as International Happiness Day is celebrated. As such I will provide you with some simple tips to help you not only celebrate this day, but to be used at any time. [...]
Posted on 01. May, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
May is the fifth month of the year and is named after the goddess Maia. For a month of happiness, we will draw from three events happening in May: World Laughter Day, International No Diet Day and a little known celebration observed in the US, Visit Your Relatives Day. If we take advantage of these [...]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
March is the third month of the year and is named after the god Mars. This month marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and the start of autumn in the southern hemisphere. Make sure to note the changes in the season, no matter where you are in the world. March is International [...]
Posted on 01. Feb, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
February is the second month of the year and is named after Februa the Roman purification festival. This month celebrates International Friendship Month. Friendships have been shown to be important to our happiness, health and wellbeing, so it makes sense to consider the friends in your life. It is also Random Acts of Kindness Week [...]
Posted on 01. Jan, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
January is the first month of the year and is named after Janus the god of the doorway. As such, it offers an opportunity for new beginnings. People make New Year’s Resolutions and are hopeful for the year to come. Celebrated this month are New Year’s Day, World Braille Day and Peculiar People Day in [...]
Posted on 02. Nov, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
There is a lot of support for the link between exercise and reduced levels of depression. Some studies have suggested it can even prevent the onset of depression. UK and Norwegian researchers have recently published a study in the British Journal of Psychiatry which supports the link between exercise and reduced depression. However, they discovered [...]
Posted on 19. Oct, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Researchers in the US have been investigating what experiences in a person’s life had the greatest impact on them. They conducted four different studies, using 376 participants of different ages. Participants were asked about their most positive and negative experiences. Rather than focusing on individual achievements, it was social events that were found to have [...]
Posted on 24. Sep, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Some people feel more guilt than others. There’s nothing wrong with feeling guilty when you really have something to feel guilty about – in fact I’d be worried if you didn’t feel guilt in these circumstances. The guilt I am concerned with here is when a person experiences this emotion seemingly automatically, whether it is [...]
Posted on 21. Sep, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Researchers from Yonsei University in Korea have created a happiness index to determine people’s happiness levels on a 100 point scale. 1,000 people took part in the study where they were asked to rate their happiness levels using a number of questions. Women in their 40s were found to be the happiest group, having far [...]