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...
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...
Addiction Psychology

Addiction Psychology

In my last two articles, I discussed habit versus addiction and then looked at habit in more detail.  To conclude the series, I now want to explore the psychology of addiction. What is addiction? Addiction is when a person uses a substance or activity for pleasure, to...
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