Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

I am continually excited about new research findings that add to our understanding of the benefits of doing things that are natural and free. Natural and free are important considerations as it means that they are accessible to most people. The Big Five Recently I...
Nature’s Spring Gift

Nature’s Spring Gift

Without any effort I am feeling more energised and I’m experiencing more positive emotions. Then I realise why. It’s spring, the days are getting longer and nature shows us that we are on a different trajectory, no longer hunkering down and keeping warm,...
A New State of Flow

A New State of Flow

At the start of the year I can look back over the first term of teaching in the academic year, and this year I am very appreciative of an unexpected experience I had. In the autumn term I write references for my students who are applying to university. This is a time...
The Joy Of Walking

The Joy Of Walking

Walking is one of my favourite ways to spend my time and it is something that is free and easily available to most of us. Whether it is walking out from my front door or walking in a national park, the effect it has on me is always positive. I find my mood becomes...
Preventative Psychology

Preventative Psychology

What’s in a name? While studying on the MAPP (Masters in Positive Psychology) a question that was discussed from time to time was the future of Positive Psychology and whether the name Positive Psychology was the most appropriate name for the discipline. This came...