Welcome to the Yellow Brick Blog
Life is less like a box of chocolates and more like a lucky dip.
Sometimes the prize is the trip of a lifetime. And sometimes it’s herpes.
The yellow brick blog is about using psychology to deal with life’s unfortunate surprises.
In my last article, I banged on about how pursuing happiness is a terrible idea.
I implied that pursuing happiness was making you a moron. And then I failed to let you know what you could do instead.
So what do you do?read more
Happiness is a choice, you just have to choose it, right?
One of the biggest misconceptions promoted by the self-help movement is that we can control our emotions.read more
I don’t know about you but I’m sick of being told that I need to be happy.
My Facebook feed is filled with articles about the seven things I need to do right now to be happy. But happiness is overrated.read more