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What matters most in building self esteem, competence or character?

As parents, teachers or carers we often wonder whether we are doing enough to build our children's self-esteem. But, what is self-esteem made up of and what things influence our self-esteem? These are questions that we often ask and this is exactly what we'll explore...

Happiness Hacks – everyday hacks for boosting your happiness

Happiness It's a topic that we speak about a lot and of course, being happy is something that we all strive for. For some reason though, we don't talk about what we can practically do to build our happiness and wellbeing very often. That's why we created this episode...

Kindness and mental health

Kindness is something that's often talked about in the debate around building positive mental health. One thing's for sure, whether we are the giver or the receiver, kindness makes us feel good. It brings us happiness, joy, and fulfillment. Have you ever wondered why...

What is self esteem and how do you build it in kids?

Self-esteem in children is something we hear a lot about these days. In fact, it's the word I hear most when I am talking to head teachers, parents or nursery teachers about their concerns around children's mental health. We all seem to be worried about the...

Are you setting goals that make you happy?

Accomplishment makes us happy! If I told you that accomplishment or achieving things is one of the biggest contributors to our happiness would you believe me? Well, whatever your answer - it’s the truth and the science proves it. The PERMA model which, we’ve been...

Finding your meaning and purpose

What’s your purpose? Have you ever asked yourself the question "what is my purpose?" If you have, you are definitely not alone. Many of us constantly ask ourselves what our true calling is. What are we supposed to be doing with our lives? Should we have a clear...

How to do more of what you love and be happier!

The road to happiness The road to finding happiness is well-trodden and one that many of us find ourselves on at some point in our lives. Whether it is a change in job, relationship or other life factors that cause us to search for answers, the question “how can I be...

Positive emotion – why does it matter?

Positive emotion, happiness, pleasure, optimism, positive thinking, we all know that these things are good for us but why do they matter so much? Glass half full? Positive emotion is characterized by us feeling positive and optimistic. We tend to see situations as...

What does it take to be happy? Science has the answer!

What does it take to be happy? Wouldn't we all like to know what it takes to be happy?! Well, fear not because science holds the answer! There is so much research, science, and evidence around what it takes to be happy and in this myHappymind conversation, we are...