Connection makes you feel groovy. Human beings are designed to form deep, lasting, nurturing attachments to others. Caring for and engaging with others causes spikes in the levels of oxytocin (a bonding hormone that causes feelings of relaxation and contentment) and depresses levels of testosterone (an aggression hormone). Connection also improves your self-confidence and self-worth, helps you cope with stress and traumas such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or

Do you remember the Braveheart speech when Scottish hero William Wallace rallies his countrymen to freedom? I can’t remember the exact words but I do remember Wallace charging up and down the front lines on a white horse, the classic hero figure, getting his men all worked up before the final battle – which they ultimately win. I’m sure Wallace at the time was tapping into the most effective means

A few weeks ago my wife sent me a blog entry titled “The Feelgood Manager: Is ensuring workplace happiness a full-time job?” I added it to my growing collection of bookmarks fully aware that I had become a terrible pack-rat of unread articles and websites. Despite this tendency there was something in this title that captivated me. I kept thinking about it…feelgood manager. It sounded cool, maybe this was the