Hi, I’m Richard and I’m your Misery Teacher.

Over the past decade or so I’ve somehow managed to struggle through life.

My constant struggle, coupled with ongoing bouts of stress and depression, has turned me into a complete and utter misery guts!

I'm trying to smile, honest!

That’s me. I’m trying to smile, honest!

Nonetheless, throughout this period of misery my inquisitive mind searched for answers regarding why I am unhappy and how to create a better life. (It helps having an educational background in psychology!)

I’ve found out some pretty interesting things on the way and that is where this blog comes in.

With reference to Ted Talks, books, experts and beyond, it is my aim to create a learning resource so you too can gain greater clarity, perspective and insight into:

  • the things that make us miserable;
  • why suffering is inevitable but misery is only optional; and
  • the strategies for creating a richer, more meaningful life.

I’m doing the research so you don’t have to!

You can receive email notifications of all my new posts by clicking on the ‘FOLLOW’ box in the top right of the screen (or at the bottom of this page on your mobile).

I really hope you find something of value.

Your friend


P.S. You can follow me on twitter @miseryteacher and get in touch via email – miseryteacher@gmail.com.

Start you learning here – 4 Reasons Why You’re Miserable.



  1. Hi Richard,
    Thanks for stopping by Evolution Made Easier and deciding to give me a like and a follow. I always appreciate when someone does that, plus it helps me find out what they’re up to, like this blog of yours.

    Best wishes on helping people better understand misery and depression and going on to lead happier lives. It reminds me of a quote I just saw on Facebook….”There’s always, always, always something to be thankful for.” In fact, I decided to use it as one of the tips in an upcoming EME post. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Zirah (or should I say Zippy?) 🙂

      Thank you for liking my page and checking the blog out. Much appreciated.

      I look forward to having a closer look at your blog posts in the near future – seems like you’ve been inspiring quite a few people and I hope I can do the same.

      Best wishes

      Liked by 1 person

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