Finding Me

Finding Me

On the commencement of 2018, I made a New Year’s resolution, I have tried them before and some I stuck to and some I did not. However, this one was different. The pact I made to myself was to spend 2018 finding me, the real me, the authentic me and see how the...
Positive Psychology and Values

Positive Psychology and Values

In a recent conversation with a fellow MAPP (MSc in Applied Positive Psychology) student we found ourselves covering the full range of typical positive psychology themes; hope, resilience, love, gratitude, forgiveness, authenticity, growth, compassion. My colleague...
To Be Happy, Be Authentic

To Be Happy, Be Authentic

What does it mean to be authentic? Authenticity is when what’s inside you, is what comes out of you. I don’t mean your guts and innards – that would be a bit weird! I mean your deepest thoughts, feelings, desires and truth. It’s akin to honesty. It’s about not hiding,...
Positive Psychology and the Menopause

Positive Psychology and the Menopause

How can Positive Psychology interventions improve menopausal symptoms? Menopause affects a billion people globally [1] and we barely talk about it. Mostly women ‘soldier on’ through difficult symptoms, often at a time of complex family changes. (children going to...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

On the way to work today, I was listening to Ray Charles and Elton John singing “sorry seems to be the hardest word.” This got me to think about the importance of “saying sorry” and of “forgiveness”, but also to consider the need...
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