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...
The power of nature

The power of nature

While we live our busy lives, we tend to forget how beneficial it can be to spend time in nature. Is there anything more beautiful then nature? Being outdoors is not only fun, it is also good for the brain, body and soul. Every minute spent in nature offers a boost to...
Happiness Soup – the Power of Positive Eating

Happiness Soup – the Power of Positive Eating

In the early days of positive psychology, there was a ‘neck up’ approach; how to be happy, how to live well, how to be ‘positive’.  One of the ground-breaking pioneers in promoting a more holistic approach was Kate Heffron (Heffron, 2013) who started to consider the...
The Possibilities and Perils of Change

The Possibilities and Perils of Change

Positive Psychology and Change The rationale of Positive Psychology (PP) in discerning the factors which promote wellbeing, flourishing and meaning in life, implies a call to change. Even positive and desired change can be problematic. The extent to which change is...
Savouring rather than mindfulness?

Savouring rather than mindfulness?

Using savouring to expand our mindful experiences into appreciation There is a great deal of information out there that suggests we should engage in being more mindfully in the present moment. This blog explores what this means, and considers whether savouring might...
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