Time to get off the Hedonic Treadmill?

The hedonic treadmill is the tendency for humans to quickly return to a relatively stable level of happiness, despite major positive or negative events in life. As a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise, so there is no permanent gain in happiness.

How financial wellbeing can improve your overall happiness

Money can’t buy happiness, as the saying goes. It’s true that you can’t just walk into the local “wellbeing” shop and purchase your desired level of happiness. But surely there must be a link between money and how we feel? Financial wellbeing is about the study and application of how money can make us happier,Continue reading “How financial wellbeing can improve your overall happiness”

My journey to self-employment

After gradually building up the components of an online financial coaching practice, I finally left the security of full-time employment this week. Here’s a condensed summary of my journey to the fear, freedom and excitement of self-employment. It’s been a long time coming After 30 years of working in financial services, I finally gained theContinue reading “My journey to self-employment”

New Year Resolutions? No Thanks

Apparently, the most popular New Year Resolutions are 1. Exercise more….. 2. Lose weight…. 3. Get organised…..*yawn* bored already. No wonder most people don’t stick with their own resolutions. I get the sentiment of it all and I actually like setting goals and creating plans to achieve them. But I don’t think I have theContinue reading “New Year Resolutions? No Thanks”