Can slowing down eating fast food make you happier?

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Can slowing down eating fast food can make you happier or not?

HAPIforkI was about to put the tasty creamy but imaginary New York Cheese Cake to my mouth for the third time in a few seconds when the fork I was holding began to flash lights and start vibrating in my hand. A fork was warning me, “slow down,” if you are going to eat that much cheese cake Pete, then eat it slower, it will make you HAPIer!

Can such advanced technology that slows down the speed you eat really make you happier? Read more

How using 3 words can power your New Year’s Resolutions 2013

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How using 3 words can power your New Year’s Resolutions 2013

New Years ResolutionsAt this time of the year, my thoughts always turn to New Year Resolutions and goals, does yours? I find that the calendar turning over from December to January somehow pushes me to reflect and reconsider what I am doing with my life and what I want to achieve. I am still counting my days (and yes, they are still getting less) but my desire to want to “make much of time” grows with significant intensity each passing season. How about you? At this time of the year do you stop and set New Year’s Resolutions? Do you already have the list completed so waking up on January 1st (baring the hangover) you hit the ground-running laser focused? Read more

5 Reasons Why Living With Gratitude Works Ask Bradley Wiggins

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“No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help living with gratitude.”  Alfred North Whitehead

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 Bradley Wiggins

Though she tried time and time again, Sue Barker, lead presenter of the BBC Sports Personality of The Year Awards 2013, wanted Bradley Wiggins to admit his accomplishments in an amazing year of achievement and success. In 2013 Wiggins won the Tour de France and an Olympic gold medal. I don’t think anyone would for a moment would have begrudged a little pride, maybe an acknowledgement of admiration for the hours and hours of sweat, effort and persistence needed to gain the pinnacle of all cycling accolades, the coveted yellow jersey. But with sincere and genuine humility, honesty, character and a totally engaging personality, he refused to claim singular responsibility. “It’s not only me, so many other people were involved in this amazing year of success,” he continued. She persisted, “So Bradley, come on, you made sporting history.” Again, he humbly acknowledged that cycling was a team sport, not only his riding teammates, but the backroom staff were inseparable to his accomplishment. Read more