Tag Archives: Meaning

Is your thinking ‘black and white’? What about shades of green?

I was recently watching a BBC current affairs programme during which Jeremy Paxman, a somewhat cantankerous British journalist, hosted a healthy, challenging debate about the English Lake District National Park. This debate was of particular interest to me. The Lake … Continue reading

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The Science of Well-Being – Happiness Research Updated

Martin Seligman has written a new book, updating his theory on happiness to the theory of well-being, adding a wealth of research data to back it up. Continue reading

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The science of happiness: proof that happiness habits can be a learned.

Recent research into happiness has revealed some surprising results. The key finding seems to be that interventions designed to help people become less miserable (i.e. come out of depression) can not be relied upon to make you happier. To realise … Continue reading

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Intuition – devine intervention or natural, physical process?

A good friend and ex-colleague, Rachael Beesley, asked for my thoughts on intuition. Best write them down before I forget! This post is quite long at nearly 1500 words but is actually a very brief review of my thinking. There … Continue reading

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Life Purpose – predetermined or predisposed?

I’m wary of using the phrase ‘life purpose’ because it is often assumed to be somehow divinely or genetically predetermined. Genetic predetermination actually holds some credibility for me, but more of that in a minute. Let’s first look at divine … Continue reading

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