Overcoming Bulimia – An insight into eating disorders (Podcast)

I haven’t written a blog here for a long time. I’ve been focusing on the business side of Big Happy Life but this week, the news about Nicki Graham’s passing after she lost her fight with anorexia compelled break from what I was doing and record a podcast about my experience with bulimia and how,…

Emotions and Feelings – The Hidden Value and Power (Podcast)

The world of self-development and positive thinking makes it easy to be disdainful of ‘negative’ emotions but lately I’ve come to think of them a little differently. Did you know that without emotions, you’d struggle to make any decisions? Even choosing a sandwich filling would be difficult! Emotions provide ‘towards’ or ‘away from’ signals to…

The Difference between Emotions and Feelings (Podcast)

IS there a difference between emotions and feelings? Questions like this are frustrating to me because they’re simple questions with answers so complex it’s difficult to answer with 100% certainty. I’d hazard that if you asked 1000 psychologists, you’d have several hundred convinced one way, several hundred convinced the other way and the remaining several…

Step back to move forwards (Podcast)

Listen to the podcast here Retreat (verb) To withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat. Retreat (noun) The act of moving back or withdrawing Life holds challenges for all of us. Sometimes we feel able to cope and other times the challenges overwhelm and overpower us. In…

Practical Steps to Better Feeling Thoughts (Podcast)

Trying to change or control thoughts is massively challenging. It is often unproductive and, more often than not, feels like an attempt to pick a fight with mist. Still, I regularly find myself trying to do it. I’m a great believer in the power of thought. I’m always trying to make my thoughts more productive…

5 Ways to increase serotonin levels naturally (Blog and Podcast)

Listen to the podcast episode here. What is Serotonin? Serotonin is one of the most important molecules when it comes to our experience of happiness. It plays multiple roles within the brain and body, including: helping to achieve sustained and deep sleep, regulating mood and appetite and improving self-confidence. Additionally, it helps decrease our worries…

Happiness and Your Brain

Podcast Episode 25. Listen Here. Philosophers have been trying to answer the “What is Happiness?” question for millennia. It’s not a simple question. Back in Episode 2 I looked at the experience of happiness and whether we experience it more through pleasure or more through meaning. In this episode, I look at the brain chemicals associated…