April 13, 2018

Here's a little story I wanted to share with you from a few weeks ago, which really shows how powerful positive psychology can be. I was on the bus, running late and two men got on. One man swiped his Oyster card and sat down but the other younger man didn't have enoug...

December 8, 2016

Last week we were delighted to run two introductory ‘Study Smarter Through Positive Psychology’ sessions at Homerton College of the University of Cambridge.

It was a fantastic afternoon with some of the best minds in the country, and we were delighted with how receptive...

November 1, 2016

"People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it".

 

This quote is taken from the now quite infamous TedTalk from Simon Sinek and felt like a fitting way to introduce our new blog post series. The series will features posts from collaborators and supporters of Youn...

March 4, 2016

Happy Friday and happy birthday to Sam Martin, from Smart Choice Student Support who is back this week with some more positive study hacks. Over to Sam.....

 

You came back - thanks! 

 

If you haven’t read the intro, go back and have a quick look. But if you did then you’l...

February 9, 2016

Psychologists have scientifically proven that one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in your life is how much gratitude you show.

 

Recently, I took the time to think about the person in my life that I am the most grateful for. I was encouraged to...

June 4, 2015

The month of May was a very happy one for us at Young Happy Minds. We launched a competition with Movellas for MentalHealthAwarenessWeek flipping the negative connotations associated with mental health by asking the Movellas community to tell us #WhatMakesYouHappy in w...

May 21, 2015

It was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK last week and it’s Mental Health Month in the US, so I wanted to share another personal story about something that makes me happy and definitely increases my wellbeing and mental health. That’s singing!

 

I have always been q...

April 14, 2015

 

Have you ever received a compliment and found it diffiuclt to accept? It took me a very long time to be able to accept any compliments, but I am getting better at it, with practice. Here's a great little video from our friends at Soul Pancake about the power of not ju...

March 23, 2015

This kid is pure awesomeness! He's coined the term 'hackschooling' and is taking his happiness into his own hands. Literally! Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but L...

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Oh yes, difficult times will always come. There are also no quick fix to eternal happiness (too bad), but research shows that although our general mood levels and well-being are partially determined by factors like genetics and upbringing,
 
"roughly 40 percent of our happiness is within our control."
 
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