Another step to happiness: count your blessings!

I have written about some of the research into happiness and advised against becoming a square peg in a round hole.  I now want to examine an old cliché: count your blessings. It is important to remember that a saying becomes a cliché through being overused.  That is...

Can we trust the Police?

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the head of the Metropolitan Police, has called for the public to trust the Police, especially those using firearms.  He is understandably concerned that officers will not volunteer for firearms duties if they are afraid of being prosecuted...

The way to enjoying life is to…enjoy life!

I am having another look at how to be happy, drawing on a lot of modern research.  One of the most seemingly pointless pieces of advice is to enjoy life. You could well say that if you are not happy you cannot enjoy life.  It reminds me of the old joke about a general...

Open The Book Week 12th to 19th February

One thing I love, apart from writing, is taking part in Open The Book. What is that? It is part of the Bible Society’s national Open The Book project which has been running for some ten years and now involves 14,000 volunteers in 2,500 schools throughout the country....

What do castles mean to you?

Many of us look on the castles which dot the landscape of much of Britain with pleasure and even pride.  They are part of our heritage.  Why not celebrate them? There are some people in Wales who see the many castles in the Principality as symbols of English...