The Dangers of Gratitude

The Dangers of Gratitude

I’m a big believer in gratitude and firmly believe that practicing gratitude is good for your wellbeing and happiness.  In 2011 when I first took the VIA Character Strengths Test gratitude featured at number 9 on my strengths list.  I took the test just prior to...
HaPpY BoOst

HaPpY BoOst

Some of you may have come to realise that one of the latest crazes in the western world is the “pay it forward” concept of conducting random acts of kindness (or RAKS). A RAK, essentially, is when somebody does something kind for someone else (typically a stranger)....
Prospection: Forecasting the Future

Prospection: Forecasting the Future

The concept of Prospection in Positive Psychology in its simplest form is to utilise the mind to define what the future looks like, this is significantly different from the more common retrospective approaches. It is also similar to the concept of objective or goal...