In Pursuit of Wellbeing

  The Government declared some time ago that the focus for this year’s budget is wellbeing. Increasing the wellbeing of New Zealanders is a very laudable aim and indeed, there is a noticeable global trend at a country and an individual level for the pursuit of wellbeing to take precedence over the pursuit of economic […]

Give Happiness, Not Stuff

The countdown to the holiday season is on and we are heading into a time when people who love shopping can lose control of their finances. Overspending on gifts for others and on ‘stuff’ for the house has its roots in psychology. It is often a reflection of a need to be wanted and loved, […]

The Happiest Man in the World

The Happiest Man in the World He is said to be the happiest man in the world. His name is Matthieu Ricard and he is a molecular geneticist turned Buddhist monk who resides at the Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. Ricard has spent a lifetime exploring the concept of happiness. As Ricard says; “whatever […]