Discover True Happiness with Dr Mark Atkinson

The Eight Pillars of True Happiness

  1. Get out of your head
  2. Become a master of your emotions
  3. Live a fulfilling and meaningful life
  4. Meet your physical needs
  5. Identify and address any physical imbalances
  6. Identify and address any mental-health challenges
  7. Accept and love yourself
  8. Create positive, healthy relationships

Most Popular Poetry Contest Entries

Jonathan Ward

To feel the essence of true happiness,  

Rest your attention deep in your heart,  

Unleash the power of a deep sense of knowing,  

Enshrined in every part

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Rowena Efstratiou

My Father sat us round the fire, My Brother, Sister, Me, To tell the tale that many have told, About an apple Tree

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Dan Kahn

Poetry in my heart, It sings and it shines. What I try to say, is the unsayable. It is ineffable, beyond the pale fragrances of words, the silks of sentences

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Happiness Quotes

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony 

Mahatma Gandhi

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy, we sow anonymous benefits upon the world. 

Robert Louis Stevenson 

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads. 

Albert Camus 




Happiness is nearer than you think!


Everyone wants to be happy, but how exactly can we make that a reality in our lives? Is it just simply a case of changing our thoughts, practising gratitude, being kind and living mindfully as some experts suggest? Dr. Mark Atkinson has found that all of these are important, but they aren't enough when it comes to experiencing True Happiness – the experience of inner well-being, peace and vitality that is with you most of the time in most circumstances. To find out more and to discover what the missing pieces of the happiness puzzle are click here

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True Happiness Blog


August 30th

Is honesty always a good thing? What about relationships - is it really advisable to always be honest with our partners? There are a fair few people who would answer yes to both of these questions. View full article

Body Acceptance

July 5th

I work a lot with people whose heads tell them that some part of themselves is ugly, not ok, hideous, awful or bad. It’s surprisingly common amongst women and increasingly common amongst men. In addition to the unhappiness, obsessive thinking and low self-esteem this can bring about, self-rejection – rejection of some aspect of ourselves, prevents us from experiencing the undercurrent of well-being and peacefulness that is available to us in any given moment. View full article

The Power of Spiritual Intelligence

June 11th

'We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience'. Teilhard de Chardin Forgetting our true nature as a spiritual being and feeling separate from the rest of life is the grand human predicament – and at the heart of so much unnecessary fear, psychological suffering and conflict. Quite simply most of us are experiencing a fraction of our potential and a tiny proportion of the well-being, aliveness and love that is available to us in any moment because we are asleep to the presence of our true nature. The primary purpose of life according to the spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle is to wake up from this unconsciousness and to allow presence to flow into our doings. This spiritualisation of our life brings not only deep personal fulfilment, but it is also an integral part the solution to the numerous crises we are facing collectively View full article

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‘Dr Mark Atkinson really is a leader in the vital new arena of emotional healthcare – we all want to be happy and his advice is both inspiring and practical’
Sarah Stacey, Health Editor, YOU Magazine,
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