Is Kindness a Necessary Component of Happiness?

Is Kindness a Necessary Component of Happiness?

Kindness wasn't part of my dissertation that I completed recently as part of my degree in Applied Positive Psychology. The dissertation focused on people who had divorced over the age of 50 and had rebuilt their lives through social groups. The focus was on hope, as...

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The Positive Power of Having a Pet

The Positive Power of Having a Pet

And so the story begins… Nine years ago I was blessed with a cat.  My childhood home only briefly had pets: a puppy which got ill very quickly and had to be put down.  Another puppy, which ran away while we were on holiday, when staying with my aunt and uncle and...

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The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Do you recognise that feeling when you are in the car listening to some music and then they play something that strikes a chord and it reminds you of someone or some situation and wham, you just start crying. Well, I do.  Quite annoying when you are on your way to...

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