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Hope In The Age Of Obesity

Snyder’s Theory of Hope Snyder’s (2002) Hope Theory assumes human behaviour is fundamentally goal orientated. Hope is seen as arising from two components: Waypower, which is the perceived ability of the person to generate pathways towards achieving valued goals and... read more

Laughter and The Golden Years

This month’s blog comes to you from Istanbul, Turkey, which was inspired as I watched a lonely old lady sitting on the road selling socks she had knitted. People have a much higher life expectancy now and this is taking its toll and we really need to make some changes... read more
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