Have you ever been asked – what makes you happy?

Well for me, pottering around in my veggie garden is right up there. However we are all different. For you it might be spending time bush walking. Or Catching up with friends? Or curling up with a good book?

There are so many things that can make us happy but, why do many of us struggle to actually be happy or maintain our happiness?

Dr Tim Sharp is Australia’s very own ‘Dr Happy’. Founder of the Happiness Institute he is a passionate psychologist who has devoted his life to enhancing happiness in individuals, families and organisations.

Tim’s 5 top ways to maintaining happiness
1. Stay connected to family and friends
2. maintain your physical activities
3. keep up your interests to stimulate the mind
4. be grateful for the things we have, not the things we don’t have
5. have a sense of fun

For more information on staying happy head to the Active Aging Australia website






About The Author

In the Garden is an exciting new local South Australian TV program on Channel 9 this Summer & next Autumn showcasing the best ‘green’ stories this state has to tell. Check out the latest in garden trends, new plants and top tips to keep those gardens blooming.