Modern Resilience Is A Learned Behaviour

Modern Resilience Is A Learned Behaviour

When life goes downhill our natural defence mechanisms usually kick in, that is, our flight, fight or freeze responses. Let’s say your relationship ends, the pain of heartbreak might make you shut down and freeze. What if you got fired from your job? Some people might...
Micro Moments of Love

Micro Moments of Love

In her book Love 2.0, Barbara Fredrickson (Fredrickson, 2013) claims we can experience micro-moments of love numerous times a day, even with complete strangers. She goes on to say that any moment of connection with another person gives the same pleasure as felt when...
A New Definition Of Intelligence

A New Definition Of Intelligence

Intelligence is commonly associated with intellect. With book smarts. With good grades. In fact, that’s almost the only definition of intelligence in mainstream society. But, is this an accurate measure of human intelligence? Are there other types of intelligence that...
Is Less Able, More Able?

Is Less Able, More Able?

I have to thank Dan Collinson a fellow positive psychology practitioner for helping cultivate and inspire this seed thought – ‘is less able, more able’. The image I chose for this piece is one I captured whilst in China. To me, this speaks of individuality and...
World Laughter Day 2017

World Laughter Day 2017

What a good time to have World Laughter Day 2017 and boost those positive vibes. In a world full of uncertainty and disruption let’s take a break and laugh for no reason other than choosing to do so. We know laughter cannot fix or heal a problem but it can help you...
Changing The Messages In Our Heads

Changing The Messages In Our Heads

Playing old messages in my head makes me sound like a broken record. Negative messages I heard growing up rear their ugly heads when I am facing (mental) stumbling blocks or when I’m on the verge of greatness/accomplishing a goal. These ugly voices (I call gremlins)...
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