Author: Dr Bruce

Dr Bruce Wells is one of Australia’s best-known happiness experts. A professional speaker, media commentator and author he specialises in helping individuals and organisations achieve greater happiness leading to better health, satisfaction, and performance outcomes. With a PhD in psychology and degrees in health promotion and physical education Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry. He has taught the principles of wellbeing and happiness to communities, corporate groups, and university students across Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. Bruce regularly appears on TV programs and radio talkback shows discussing the latest research and strategies for being happier at work, in midlife, and in retirement. He is also the author of Happiness Anywhere Anytime and regularly contributes articles to syndicated papers and magazines across the country. His incredibly diverse background and signature 3 E’s presentation style – Entertain + Energise + Educate – has made Bruce a highly sought after speaker. His presentations are acclaimed for being highly energetic, practical, and most importantly, fun.

Week 15 – The Melbourne Cup: celebrate humanity by talking to strangers

Week 15 – The Melbourne Cup: celebrate humanity by talking to strangers
I love national celebration days. America has Halloween, Brazil the Carnaval in Rio, Ireland has Saint Patrick’s Day, Germany the Oktoberfest. And Australia has the Melbourne Cup. From the moment the sun rises on Melbourne Cup Day people start acting a bit weird. Think of the movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” where folks are replaced with alien cloned replicas who behave totally out of character and you’ve pretty much got the picture. All across the country people walk straight up to total strangers and strike up lively conversations. This…

Week 14 – Driving your Car: practise being mindful

Week 14 – Driving your Car: practise being mindful
Ever since I was a kid I wanted an MG. A red one with a black soft-top. You know, with the goggle-eyed headlamps, the cheesy front grille, and the gunslinger spoke wheels. And so last September, after forty long years, I took the plunge and bought one. From the moment you slide down into the cockpit, after successfully completing a contortionist routine rivalling Cirque du Soleil, you know you’re in for an experience. To begin with, you’re low to the ground – your pet Dachshund is peering down at you…

Week 13 – Missing Socks in Washing Machines: reignite your childlike curiosity

Week 13 – Missing Socks in Washing Machines: reignite your childlike curiosity
  One of my socks has vanished without a trace. Again. No matter how careful I am transferring the dirty laundry from the hamper into the washing machine I always end up with fewer socks than I started with. It’s never shirts or trousers or handkerchiefs mind you, only socks. I’ve been doing a bit of research on this. The six-year-old girl next door tells me the socks are being snaffled by a gang of garden gnomes who wear them as beanies on their heads. The young lad who does…

Week 12 – Reality TV Star: apply your strengths and ignite your passion

Week 12 – Reality TV Star: apply your strengths and ignite your passion
  My favourite reality TV star is the complete opposite of what successful performers are meant to look like – she is neither young nor glamorous and doesn’t wears skimpy outfits. In fact, when she auditioned on national TV in front of ten million viewers, she stood on stage with hands on hips, portly, frumpily dressed, sporting a mat of grey frizzy hair. At the time, she was forty-seven years old, unmarried, was an unemployed charity worker, and lived alone with her cat in a small village in Scotland. And…