The Gift of Autumn

The Gift of Autumn

Research done by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman from the University of Pennsylvania’s Positive Psychology Centre shows that from all the character strengths, gratitude is the single best predictor of well-being. I have mentioned this before in a previous blog but I would...
Happiness The Inner Call For Optimal Wellbeing

Happiness The Inner Call For Optimal Wellbeing

The Science of happiness The founding father of positive psychology Martin Seligman (1998) advocated fellow psychologist to contemplate the reasons for why people were happy? He furthermore stated that “psychology was half-baked……. the side of strength, the side of...
Noetic Nomad in search of … friendliness

Noetic Nomad in search of … friendliness

It’s a simple concept. Friendliness. One would think that it would be easy enough to find. A friend. People who are friendly for no reason, with no agenda. I have found this is not necessarily the case. Is it cultural? Perhaps. Is it common place? Not in our...
Hope In The Age Of Obesity

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...
Laughter and The Golden Years

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...