Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, reads the US Declaration of Independence. These are the unalienable rights given to every human. Unfortunately the document is less specific on how to go about pursuing happiness. Over the years most of us have formed ideas on what we need t
An influential psychology paper shows how 2-minute gratitude exercise can upgrade your happiness and emotional life. Gratitude is one of those words that makes me cringe. It’s been polluted by decades of self-help peddling and nonsense. Regular readers know I’m not a big fan of altern
Controlling stress and emotions is one of the hardest challenges for acne patients. It’s not like someone checks with you whether you want to get stressed or whether you want to have a bout of depression with your ice cream. Stress and emotional responses are largely involuntary, and
What’s the most important thing in life? Ask that from 100 people and most of the answers will reflect happiness in one way or the other. Unfortunately it may also be one of the hardest things to achieve in life. Changing your diet is a voluntary decision, but you have far less contro
You know the feeling, the uncomfortable jittery thing in your chest. You get it when you are outside and feel like people are looking at your skin. Sometimes when you even think about going out. Sometimes it’s so bad that you stop at the front door, close it and go back to your room.