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Happiness Matters

We all want to be happy but what is happiness? Haim Shapira navigates the terrain of happiness, exploring and contemplating an eclectic range of theories and insights into the conflicts we face on our journey to creating our own happiness. Tetrapharmakos These are Epicurus’ four…

What Motivates You at Work?

Simple steps to fulfilling your potential. Over the last 20 years, I’ve asked thousands of people what motivates them and the reply – more often than not – is surprisingly vague. I find this curious because understanding motivations is a requirement for anyone who wants…

Unlock Your Confidence With The Help of Dr Gary Wood

This relaxation exercise is straight out of Dr Gary Wood's book Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method.   Two-Minute Stress-Buster This is a favourite technique of mine. It was developed as a challenge to people who say…

10 Ways to Be Mindful at Work

Most of us will spend about 30 per cent of our lives – about 25–30 years – working. That’s a lot of time. Whether you love your job or dread heading to the office each day, work is an unavoidable part of life for most of…

Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method

Dr Gary Wood, author of Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method is a social psychologist, solution focused life coach and broadcaster based in Birmingham & Edinburgh, UK. He has taught psychology, learning skills, sexual health and research…

What’s In It For Me? The Mercury Model’s gift to Personal Development

Helyn Connerr explains the successful communication and effective learning of The Mercury Model. Far from categorising our personal defects, deficiencies and shortcomings, miles away from telling us what is broken within us and needs to be fixed, The Mercury Model simply shines a clear light on…

Download 3 Free Colouring Pages from More Colouring for Contemplation!

The follow-on title to the hugely successful Colouring for Contemplation, More Colouring for Contemplation is divided into 4 sections; love, compassion, joy and equanimity. Each section contains beautiful, meaningful themed artwork alongside an accompanying quotation from some of the most inspirational thinkers around the world.…

Dr. Gary Wood On Finding The Keys To Lasting Change

Dr. Gary Wood the author of Unlock Your Confidence: Find The Keys To Lasting Change Through The Confidence Karma Method is a Chartered psychologist, life coach, author and broadcaster, Dr Gary Wood specializes in translating evidence-based psychology and coaching into workable solutions for individuals and organizations. He…

What is Sound Healing? – A Watkins Podcast

Watkins Publishing Commissioning Editor Kelly Thompson discusses the behind the scenes of developing What is Sound Healing? with author and sound therapist Lyz Cooper. What is Sound Healing? is the second title in a new series of fresh, accessible mind, body, spirit guides, explores the…

Top Ten Quotes on Love

On Love: Top Ten Quotes (actually a personal selection of 14 favourite insights) This is an extract from Happiness and Other Small Things of Absolute Importance by Haim Shapira. Before you start reading my selection, please take a moment, think about it and write your own sentence…