The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure

The Benefits of Failure: Why the correct answer is not always the best answer. Failure, it is a word associated with such negative connotations, it is often linked with fear and anxiety. This is such a waste as failure has unlimited potential to help us grow. Through... read more
Positive Psychology: PERMA

Positive Psychology: PERMA

As a counselor, I heard many clients say “I want to be happier, I truly do; I just don’t know what I need to do to get there”.  We assume that there is one magic tool that will make us happy in all aspects of our life, but in reality we need to flip that triangle. It... read more
Re-wiring your brain to positive

Re-wiring your brain to positive

Re-wiring your brain to positive Happiness is not the belief that we don’t need to change – it’s the realisation that we can – Shawn Achor [1] Up until the latter half of the twentieth century, accepted wisdom in psychological circles was that our brains’ wiring is... read more
Forgiveness – Part 2

Forgiveness – Part 2

Forgiveness Part 2 In the previous “forgiveness” blog I discussed the process and the influencing factors that make forgiveness such a difficult road in some cases; it is not hard to understand why strength is needed to move us through the journey. The depth to which... read more
Forgiveness – Part 1

Forgiveness – Part 1

Forgiveness – Part 1 You may have heard comments like “forgive and forget”, or “just don’t worry about it, be happy; move on”. When it comes to matters of the heart and of the person, it is not always so easy to do that even when we know carrying those negative... read more
Communities and Families

Communities and Families

Communities and families are an entwined part of a person’s well-being; each thread is meaningful unto itself while being important to the other threads it connects with. Similarly is the case with families; the threads that bind can strengthen through care and... read more
When I die

When I die

I have been fortunate that my life has been enhanced by the principles of positive psychology and I would like this to be reflected at my death and beyond. I don’t really believe in the ‘afterlife’ as such but I recognise that we all live on through... read more
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