Using Laughter As A Lifestyle Medicine

Using Laughter As A Lifestyle Medicine

Positive psychology interventions (PPIs) are the recommendations grounded in theory and empirical validity that are designed to enhance our personal wellbeing and experiences of happiness (Lomas, Hefferon & Ivtzan, 2014). PPIs include: meditation practice,...
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...
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

I am continually excited about new research findings that add to our understanding of the benefits of doing things that are natural and free. Natural and free are important considerations as it means that they are accessible to most people. The Big Five Recently I...
Self-Care The Antidote For Teachers’ Wellbeing!

Self-Care The Antidote For Teachers’ Wellbeing!

In the journey of life with the trials and tribulations it is so easy to focus on the heaviness of life, which seems to accumulate momentum as we travel our path. These burdens we carry, like lead weight boulders and the more we focus on them the more they travel with...
Positive Recovery: How to H.E.A.L.

Positive Recovery: How to H.E.A.L.

When facing challenges in life, whether it is physical, emotional or mental, we have one of three options: let our response push us backward, stand us still or propel us forward. Only one of these options exemplifies resilience, growth mindset, and optimism, which are...
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