Zebra with mouth wide open and showing big teeth, laughing. Set against a pale blue sky.

The healing power of laughter

“You can’t beat a good laugh.” This is a popular saying where I live. It’s…

Five children wearing colourful capes, facing out onto a dark with buildings in the distance. They have their hands in the air expressing power, like they're superheroes.

An easy way to feel better

It only takes a few seconds to make the adjustment, but you might be surprised how much you gain from it.

thank you spelled out in wooden blocks on a table, with soft white lights in the background.

The gratitude jar

At the start of the year, they put a large jar in the hallway and some pieces of paper and a pen beside it. Each time they or one of their kids felt grateful for something, they would write it down, fold the paper, and put it in the jar.

cartoon of three characters in a circle, one green, one blue and one yellow with arrows going around the circle from one to another.

3 degrees of contagion – how feelings spread

Happiness is contagious. So is depression. Loneliness is too. As is kindness. You can even gain or lose weight because of a change in someone 3 contacts away.