Life’s Lessons – Patience

Life’s Lessons – Patience

What’s The Hurry? Patience!  It’s one of life’s lessons that I am still learning.  I am better now than I was even 5 years ago.  I know that I have wished huge chunks of my life away through lack of patience.  I remember a teacher telling me, when I was around 8 or 9...
The Self Help movement v Positive Psychology

The Self Help movement v Positive Psychology

Why are positive psychology academics so against the self-help movement?  At the age of 14 I recall telling my mum that I felt a bit ‘fed up’, a little down and I couldn’t seem to shake it.  I was dealing with a lot in my life at the time since we were caring for my...
Serotonin and Conflict

Serotonin and Conflict

Serotonin may seem like the opposite of conflict since it produces a pleasant feeling. But animal studies show that this pleasantness is the expectation of social dominance. Citations A landmark serotonin study put a one-way mirror between an alpha monkey and his...
Input – Mind like a Sponge

Input – Mind like a Sponge

People with the Input theme from StrengthsFinder have a mind like a sponge. Their minds soak up, collect, and store information like a sponge. Then they squeeze this useful information out for others when they most need it. Understanding the Input Strength Input is a...
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

On the way to work today, I was listening to Ray Charles and Elton John singing “sorry seems to be the hardest word.” This got me to think about the importance of “saying sorry” and of “forgiveness”, but also to consider the need...