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Why you shouldn't fear criticism
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Why you shouldn't fear criticism

OPINION: There is nothing that can more quickly burst your bubble over a splendid plan you are cooking up than worrying about what everyone else will think.

Opinion: Living with the glass half full
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Opinion: Living with the glass half full

OPINION: Defining our reality though a lens of either optimism or pessimism is a choice we all get to make over and over again each day. How do we want to approach the world?

Why you should flex your happy muscle
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Why you should flex your happy muscle

COMMENT: For a happy life we need a strong Happiness Muscle. A resilient muscle that doesn't tire easily, and can be recruited in all sorts of situations, writes Louise Thompson.

Louise Thompson: Goodbye 2016
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Louise Thompson: Goodbye 2016

2016 - what a year it has been! We said goodbye to Bowie, Prince and Ali. We said hello to Auckland's Real Housewives, Brexit and

How to be more resilient
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How to be more resilient

Learning how to boost our resiliency equips us to better ride the inevitable waves of adversity that life throws at us.

Louise Thompson: Stop waiting
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Louise Thompson: Stop waiting

How about we stop with the waiting? If we are not mindful, happiness can be deferred for so many good, and not so good, reasons.

How to resign from your job
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How to resign from your job

One of the great pleasures of my job is seeing smart, courageous people leave the jobs that have been sucking at their souls, or that

Are you suffering from 'life envy'?
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Are you suffering from 'life envy'?

Louise Thompson explains how easy it is to find yourself coveting other people's lives. And shares some top tips for being grateful for your own.

Start your day right - Part 2
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Start your day right - Part 2

Here are three more strategies to combine with last week's to help you take control and create a morning routine that will help you start your day right.

Opinion: A tale of two mindsets
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Opinion: A tale of two mindsets

Here's a thing that happy people know, whether they consciously know they know it or not: they know that happiness is an entirely subjective reality.

Happy people don't make excuses
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Happy people don't make excuses

Happy people are committed to being happy and successful, and less happy people are generally only interested in being happy. The difference is massive.

Blog: Realign your integrity
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Blog: Realign your integrity

This week I would like you to do an Integrity Inventory with your good and gorgeous self. It's simple but it's not easy.