The Positive Power of Having a Pet

The Positive Power of Having a Pet

And so the story begins… Nine years ago I was blessed with a cat.  My childhood home only briefly had pets: a puppy which got ill very quickly and had to be put down.  Another puppy, which ran away while we were on holiday, when staying with my aunt and uncle and...
Other People Matter

Other People Matter

The late Chris Peterson, one of the founding fathers of positive psychology would often begin lectures by stating: “I can sum up positive psychology in just three words: Other People Matter. Period. Anything that builds relationships between and among people is going...
What Is Positive Love?

What Is Positive Love?

Positive Psychology and Love To be or not to be in love? That is the question. Everyone knows love is good for you but what does positive psychology say about. Let’s kick start the process of love with some philosophical references such as Irving Singer (1984) who...
Positive Relationships with Teenagers

Positive Relationships with Teenagers

“They **** you up, your mum and dad.  They don’t mean to but they do” – Philip Larkin, This Be the Verse I have two teenage daughters aged 13 and 16; when I tell people this, I am often met with a sharp intake of breath – oooo, teenagers, that’s a difficult age! ...
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