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Good Day? Bad Day? You Choose!

Witnessing kangaroos hopping through rows of grape vines in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Australia, made me feel that something magical was happening here. Apparently, there are vines in the Hunter that no longer exist in their place of origin, France. The morning we lifted off in a hot air balloon was a gift with still winds and a brilliant sunrise. The only thing that separated my feet from a thousand feet of air was the woven basket I stood in; fragile but strong enough for the task of lift off and an exciting landing which you will see in this story. As a wine lover, it is …

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Dr Tim Sharp “Dr Happy” Shares His Answers To Happiness

Dr Timothy Sharp, lovingly called “Dr Happy”, Cheif Happiness Officer at The Happiness Institute shares with us his answers to the most frequently asked questions he gets about happiness: “Q: What do people think will make them happy, as compared to what actually  makes them happy? A: One of the biggest mistakes many people make is to think they’ll find happiness in “external” things such as money and/or material possessions. Although these things aren’t “bad” we know from the research, and from our considerable experience in this area, that the positive feelings we get from “stuff” is only short lived, it’s only temporary and relatively superficial. In contrast, what really …

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Joost Heymeijer Speaks On Putting Happiness Into “The Stay”

As General Manager of Wolgan, I see myself as an Innkeeper, rather than a manager- which means I take full ownership of my guests. What we do at Wolgan is simple, we make people happy! And what a great job that it- that is all I tell my staff, be yourself and make people happy. So much better than working for a bank, or being a parking inspector! What makes me happy is when my guests are seeing the various levels of ‘detail’ that we have applies- details people discover the longer they stay at Wolgan- details that put a smile on people’s faces. What makes guests happy is that …

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