World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day – 10th October A challenge for all those interested in flourishing us to get involved with at least one event on World Mental Health Day. Let’s recognise the work of Corey Keyes who states that “flourishing is complete mental...
Say Yes To Stress

Say Yes To Stress

Say Yes to Stress. Your brain learns from stress. In the hours after a stressful experience, your brain builds new wiring so you can avoid similar threats in the future. This is the survival mechanism we’ve inherited from our animal ancestors. Stanford Professor Kelly...
Positive Chi = Vitality

Positive Chi = Vitality

Positive Chi = Vitality. What is Chi? What is its link with vitality and why do we need it? How can having a positive relationship with Chi help us thrive through these times of uncertainty and opportunity? Why when we do something we love it seems to give us energy,...
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...
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...
Mental Health and Meditation

Mental Health and Meditation

For the purpose of this blog, it is necessary to clarify a few common myths that are associated with Positive Psychology to help remove the notion that this field of science resembles that of a bouncy cheerleading group and couldn’t possibly be of any value to those...