Choosing to be happy

Pain is as omnipresent as breathing. No human life exists without it.  The capacity for pain is hardwired into the most ancient, reptilian region of our brains. As an evolutionary mechanism this is highly effective: if we are bitten by a snake, our brain remembers that snake bites hurt and this association causes us to…

Shackles and flow

Have you ever been so engrossed in something that you completely lost track of time? In psychological  terms, this is known as a flow state. When you are in flow, or “in the zone”, the only thing in your mind is what you are doing in that moment. This single-minded focus allows you to block out the…