Kindness is a Much Healthier Option

Kindness is a Much Healthier Option

The Message Cancer Research UK has recently decided to lead an awareness campaign highlighting the risk of obesity to certain types of cancer. They have in fact, plastered amongst other places, London Underground with their message, written to look like a cigarette...
Lets Talk About The Painful Subject Of Pain

Lets Talk About The Painful Subject Of Pain

Pain is universal, it’s inevitable, it can be all encompassing and nobody is dodging it across the lifespan. As humans ‘being’, we will do our utmost to avoid this pain, whether acute emotional trauma, ongoing and enduring or raw trauma. Emotional pain as described in...
Using Laughter As A Lifestyle Medicine

Using Laughter As A Lifestyle Medicine

Positive psychology interventions (PPIs) are the recommendations grounded in theory and empirical validity that are designed to enhance our personal wellbeing and experiences of happiness (Lomas, Hefferon & Ivtzan, 2014). PPIs include: meditation practice,...
Happiness Soup – the Power of Positive Eating

Happiness Soup – the Power of Positive Eating

In the early days of positive psychology, there was a ‘neck up’ approach; how to be happy, how to live well, how to be ‘positive’.  One of the ground-breaking pioneers in promoting a more holistic approach was Kate Heffron (Heffron, 2013) who started to consider the...
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...