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Welcome to our random musings. If Carlsberg could write blogs...

Project happiness

Posted: 22 Oct 16 by Andy C

As a rule, we don’t tend to do politics at Art of Brill. But this is an election that counts. One in which your vote will enhance an entire community, spreading happiness and wellbeing further than the eye can see.

Apple will fail

Posted: 12 Oct 16 by Andy C

Apple is the most profitable company in the history of profitable companies. It's held up as a model of how to do things. But sooner or later, Apple will get bitten.

How does your garden grow?

Posted: 28 Sep 16 by Tony Seymour

The best weed control and fertilizer to guarantee a bumper crop of positivity in your mental 'garden'.


Posted: 14 Sep 16 by Andy W

To prove ‘positive psychology’ is very different to ‘positive thinking’ we set Andy W a challenge – lose three stone, get fit and do the Great North Run. Here’s his report...

The hierarchy of hugging

Posted: 07 Sep 16 by Andy C

Guest blogger Kiran raises the happiness bar with level three hugs.

The run-up hug

Posted: 24 Aug 16 by Andy C

What kind of person do you need to be to get your grandchildren to want to do run-up hugs?

Just like James Wilson

Posted: 12 Aug 16 by Andy C

Stephen Asbury's guest blog on James Wilson, football, goals and why every second counts.

Just five minutes

Posted: 04 Aug 16 by Peter

A job that wasn't even on Peter's 'to do' list turned out to be the best five minutes of his day.

An orange a day keeps the doctor away*

Posted: 20 Jul 16 by Andy C

For most people, it’s as if someone has the remote control for your life and they’ve got their thumb permanently on the fast-forward button. Yes, you really have got too many things to do and not enough time to do them so there’s no point papering over exhaustion with positive thinking.

I can make you happy

Posted: 07 Jul 16 by Andy C

Common sense that only works if you do it.