Brian Howell, Psychologist

"Insight is the best course I have ever been on - and the most powerful. I'm on psychologist, a bit of a sceptic, and I'd been on loads of courses. So, when someone told me about Insight I, I thought 'there can't be anything new in it.' Eventually I did go - I was amazed! Not only did I love it, it was new, and I came out so much happier and 'more me'. Definitely recommended. " - B H, Psychologist

What Makes You Happy

What makes you happy?

New job, a nice vacation, big house, spending more time with our closest?

Most of us are slowly beginning to unravel the truth, masked quite efficiently behind work, education, and consumption systems, that a job raise or a bigger home do not contribute much to our true happiness.

Other, more subtle factors contribute significantly to our levels of happiness. Spending more time outside, commuting less, exercising more, and meditating are all actions to discover new parts of ourselves, that are shelved well into the background, overtaken by our daily habits, habits so well established that they mask the potential to allow ourselves to discover activities that can help make us happier.

One of the regrets that many have on their deathbeds is the regret of spending more time with loved ones. George Vaillant, a researcher doing a 72 year research on the lives of 200+ people has found out through his studies “That the only thing that really matters in life are your relationships to other people.”

Here is the full list of the ten simple things that can make us happier:

Sleep more, go outside more, spend more time with friends and family, commute less,  exercise more,  help others, practice smiling, plan a trip, meditate

And sure, making a list or reading someone else’s list is easy to do. Thinking about a list however does not help realise what’s on that list.

So, what are the activities that make you happier? Are you doing them? If not, how are you stopping yourself from doing them?

Be authentic, be yourself, commit to your own happiness and kick your age-old habits that prevent you from being the person that you were born to be, no matter which tools you  decide to help you become your dream self. As Steven Pressfield says in his book, the War of Art, if you get closer to your own goals, your own beliefs, your own flow of creative output, then we all benefit from it.

Full artice on the 10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science:


Hacking Happiness Summit London

We had the wonderful privilege of attending the Hacking Happiness summit in London on 14 November, 2014. With speakers ranging from young entrepreneurs, to a Buddhist monk,with organic food and coconut water, this event represents the up-and-coming generation considering the intersection between business and happiness/mindfulness.

Presenter at Hacking HappinessWe are entering the age of happiness, where the gross national product is only a part of the equation of a good life, good politics, and well being. All of the entrepreneurs that spoke had the same message - take care of yourself, believe in your ideas, and go and make the world a better place the way you want to see it. It was very inspiring to meet many young people with large ideas, believing in change, many of them already actively pursuing them, while realizing how important it is to remain happy.

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Terrence Mauri at Hacking Happiness
Terrence Mauri at Hacking Happiness - we have about 900 months to live

One of the speakers, Terrence Mauri, gave us a great reminder about our limited time on this earth. If the average person lives 78 years, then we have on average 936 months to live. His message was very clear - we don't have a lot of time so we might as well make the best we can with the time we do have. He was very specific to pinpoint us that we need to really believe in our dreams, in our mission and act on them now. In other words, there is no time to work the mediocre job, there is no time to listen to your parents to tell you that you are well off with a stable income, there is no time to listen to your friends or partner, because by the time we listen to all of them, we will not have any left to listen to ourselves, our hearts, our deepest desires, our drive, our flow, our mission.

Another speaker's carefully constructed keynote highlighted that we are all in this together. This life, this planet. So, a happier person that follows his or her dreams emanates with energy, elevating the ambience and surrounding mood.

A third speaker, an entrepreneur, talked about his mooshi toys idea that sold very well, but he became so overwhelmed and exhausted with working non stop that he decided his next project will be a website called, developing apps that help us stop and reflect during our daily routines.

Create Meaning at Hacking Happiness ConferenceThe crowd was mostly young, diverse, yet there were a lot of business veterans, with a strong spirit, and even stronger belief that everyone deserves to be happy.

We held a satellite event for the Hacking Happiness Summit - workshop called Unlock Your Creativity, led by Ruth Grodek, since our mission is in alignment with The Summit. The event served as an intro to our full seminar, exploring what we really want though breakaway exercises.

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