Category Archives: Staff Post

How to Deal With Difficult People

You only have to turn on the news to see that this is a world of conflict. Even in our own lives it sometimes seems like social stress and disagreement are inescapable facts.   A man called Marshall Rosenberg grew … Continue reading

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Motivate yourself with this technique for goal setting

Listen to Mr Motivator, a staff-post on Motivation by Lucy Duggan. This new year Barfoot gave me an audio book she’s been listening to while out running called ’100 Ways to Motivate Yourself’ by Steve Chandler. Sounds cheesy? That’s what … Continue reading

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How to Cultivate Happiness in Relationships

 “All who would win joy must share it; happiness was born a twin.” – Lord Byron In a study conducted by Ed Diener and Martin Seligman, where “very happy people” were compared with those who were less happy, the only … Continue reading

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The Happiness Project looks back – 7 reasons why we’re feeling great

We are now at the half way mark of the 3-year Happiness marathon that is the Happiness Project. We are looking forward to the coming term, the coming year and the rest of the project, and we are thinking about … Continue reading

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Meditate That Cold Away!

I love meditation. It is true that I am biased. Since July this year I have gradually built my mindfulness practice up to 30 minutes every day. The benefits to my emotional and mental wellbeing have been profound; giving me … Continue reading

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A Habit Formation How-To

This week, we have a staff post – a really inspiring post on habit formation from Ava, who is the Admin Assistant at The Happiness Project. Happy reading… Having been a volunteer at Light Box, I have been to most … Continue reading

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Feedback from the first year of Happiness Workshops, Part 2.

In writing our end of year report for The Big Lottery, our fantastic funders, we’ve had a moment to reflect on how the past year of The Happiness Project has gone. Last week we posed Part One of this blog … Continue reading

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Feedback from the first year of Happiness Workshops, Part 1.

So we’ve been writing our end of year report for The Big Lottery, our fantastic funders. It’s been quite a nice job really, we’ve had a moment to reflect on how the past year of The Happiness Project has gone, … Continue reading

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We are now Happiness Champions!

Last week we were delighted to find out that we all are nominated as ‘a Bristol’s Happiness Champion of 2013′. A ‘Happiness Champion’ being defined as ‘men and women who bring smiles and cheer to their fellow Bristolians every day‘. We’re all … Continue reading

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Lucy Duggan shares her story of recovery from bipolar

The staff team of myself (Lucy B), Lucy D and Kathryn are very open about our mental health backgrounds, with some of the team experiencing mental health issues, and some of them not. This experience reinforces Light Box’s beliefs and values around … Continue reading

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