Optimism: A Matter of Mind Set

Optimism: A Matter of Mind Set

Optimism is a word that has such powers that it can change your mind set to “I cannot do” to “I can do this” How do we do this and what does positive psychology say about this process of change? Martin Seligman (1998) the founding father of positive psychology...
Caring For Carers

Caring For Carers

The Demand for Carers A number of societal issues mean that more people are living longer in different circumstances. An ageing population, the advent of the mobile phone (meaning emergency reporting is more rapid) and new and better health diagnostics and treatments,...
Noetic Nomad in Search of … Love

Noetic Nomad in Search of … Love

Love. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best. “Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that”. It’s true for our new trend in mindfulness as well (well, ‘new’ in that the Western civilizations have finally accepted it from the ancient wisdoms of...
Creating new emotion concepts for a better day

Creating new emotion concepts for a better day

This is a brief exploration into emotions, and how they relate to our daily experiences. We often don’t pay much attention to them, unless they are so strong we feel overwhelmed. It may feel as though they have a life of their own, but is that really the case?...