The Four Qualities of Close Friendships

The Four Qualities of Close Friendships

Do you have a best friend? Friendships are very important to our well-being and happiness. This blog takes a look at friendship research and highlights the qualities that are needed to maintain and deepen close friendships. Research has found that there are four...
Strengths Development in Context

Strengths Development in Context

A cornerstone of Positive Psychology A focus on strengths rather than weaknesses is a fundamental aspect of Positive Psychology. Research supports the idea that regularly using our strengths is good for both well-being and performance because capitalising on our...
Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Genuine Heart

Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Genuine Heart

The genuine heart speaks to the soul of others. This one is for you Lesley, from the heart. It’s not business. It’s personal.  Grit, grace and gratitude grew organically out of 4 years of writing for the Positive Psychology People. It came from living...
Courage to Brave the Wilderness

Courage to Brave the Wilderness

In the words of Brené Brown in her book Braving the Wilderness, she embraces the wilderness as ‘the quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone’.  These words of wisdom which Brown shares throughout this book came into my life at the exact time I found...