10 science-backed up ways to be happier right now

Whether you think of happiness as a state of mind or something fleeting, we all have times when we feel down and might need a small push in order to get to our happy place again, without resorting to binging, addiction, spending money, or overeating.

In fact, according to Science Daily, encouraging your own positive emotions can put you in a happy state, and increase your overall life satisfaction.

Great Talks at Psychology Matters Day 2017 #psychologymattersday

Today, Saturday the 13th of May 2017 I attended Psychology Day at NUI Galway to celebrate #psychologymattersday.  There were a number of speakers, speaking on diverse topics from mindfulness to the shadow man!

First up we had a wonderfully insightful talk on mindfulness by Chris Noone.   I nodded in agreement several times with what Chris was saying.  

"Getting older is inevitable, aging is optional"

“Getting older is inevitable, aging is optional”.   I love this quote by Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., a visionary pioneer in women’s health. 

Like everything in life, we can choose what mindset we want to adopt in relation to getting older! 

Society bombards us with anti aging this and anti-aging that, and stories of pain, aches, wrinkles and endings.   But we can choose instead to see aging as a new beginning.  Merely a new stage of our life, an initiation into our wisdom years.   Not that long ago elders were respected for their wisdom rather than disregarded and put out to pasture and, out of sight at times.