What is happiness? Dr. Russ Harris debunks four of the most common myths in this extract from the Happiness Trap.
Is it possible to control our thoughts, memories, emotions, urges, mental images and physical sensations?
Learn two contrasting definitions for the term happiness, in this thought provoking blog from Dr. Russ Harris.
Society tells us the way to be happy is to achieve our goals. But there is a radically different way to live your life. A life based on values
The Sushi Train metaphor offers a great tool for unhooking from difficult or unhelpful thoughts.
Ever wondered why the human mind has evolved the way it has? This quick video explains all.
This entertaining animation illustrates the 3 happiness myths that we have been lead to believe, involving our thoughts and feelings.
It’s amazing how often folks misinterpret the word acceptance.
Has your mind ever hooked you with this question: "What do I want to do with my life?" Mine certainly has, and I can tell you: it’s a recipe for misery.
A lot of us get stuck because we focus on things that are outside of our control. The more we do this, the more disempowered we are, and the more frustrated or disappointed or angry or anxious we feel.
If you get up every morning at the same time to meditate or exercise or do yoga, over time that regular routine will become habitual.
It’s a lot easier to start some new type of life-enhancing behaviour than it is to keep it going.
We all have times when we don’t feel so good. And in those moments, many of us ask ourselves the perfectly reasonable question “Why do I feel like this?”
We can all benefit from making the effort to learn mindfulness, acceptance and self-compassion skills. When we have these skills, we can respond more flexibly to our painful thoughts and feelings.
There’s a simple ABC formula for fear-whispering. When fear shows up, we: allow it, befriend it and channel it. Learn how to become a fear whisperer.
We often find ourselves in situations that we don’t want to be in or having to do things we don’t particularly like.
Russ debunks common mindfulness myths and helps us understand what mindfulness really is.
What is self-compassion, why is it important and how can we learn to be better at it?
Dr. Russ Harris walks us through his 7 tips for making positive new habits stick.
In part 2 of Dr. Russ’s Anxiety Series, he walks us through why anxiety affects some people so much more than others.
Dr. Russ Harris debunks ‘the biggest myth’ around social anxiety and shares his top tip on how to handle it.
In part 2 of Dr. Russ Harris’s ‘Being Right’ series, we learn how to better manage our desire to ‘be right’.
Dr. Russ Harris explains why always trying to ‘be right’ could be causing us – and our relationships – more harm than good.
If we have been badly hurt, threatened, betrayed, cheated, deceived or abused by others, often we find it hard to trust again. This especially likely if the people that did this to us were close friends or family members, or someone in a high trust…
Have you ever had an argument along these lines? Of course you have. Everyone does. And isn’t it almost always a complete waste of time?
The problem is, human memory is fallible. We all like to believe our memory is accurate, but the inconvenient truth is, it’s often unreliable…
I’m guessing you’ve got a pet donkey to help carry your goods to the marketplace (unless you’ve upgraded to a camel). Now, what’s the best way to motivate your donkey? To whip it with a stick? Or to offer it a carrot?..