Reflections On A Beautiful Day

Reflections On A Beautiful Day

One Positive Psychology exercise involves creating and living A Beautiful Day. I have found this to be a wonderful exercise which leaves me with a calm, fulfilled feeling that can last for some days afterwards. The Beautiful Day exercise involves four stages: The...
Giving Back To The Ocean

Giving Back To The Ocean

The positive effects between our wellbeing and increased exposure to natural environments is widely referenced in modern literature. Bowler, Buyung-Ali and Knight (2009) are among researchers who have found the positive benefit of going for a walk is larger when...
The Ripple Effect of Kindness

The Ripple Effect of Kindness

When I was in my late teens I worked in a factory just outside of Birmingham. I can clearly remember a cartoon one of my work mates had pinned on his locker. There were four captions, the first showed a boss yelling and wagging his finger at a worker. The next caption...
The Very Subtle Art Of Cooking Up Your Strengths

The Very Subtle Art Of Cooking Up Your Strengths

I’m sitting here, late afternoon, keyboard in front of me, and I’m fighting the urge to go in the garden. Instead I’m writing. Strengths are supposed to be something you dream and drool of doing, and one of my strengths is writing. Strengths: the things which you can...
Eulogy

Eulogy

At the end of July, my beloved Nan sadly passed away.  My Mum asked me if I would be prepared to write and read a eulogy for her, knowing she would not be able to do it herself.  I agreed to do it even though I have neither written nor read a eulogy before.  I felt...
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