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Befriending your demon of depression

Befriending your demon of depression

Written by on August 28, 2013 in eBooks

Depression is the great demon of our time. Sufferers describe the emotions of hopelessness, despair, extreme unhappiness, leaden inactivity, overwhelming negativity, self-loathing and unworthiness that are the hallmarks of that sombre and dismal demon we call depression. But depression is no longer just the drama of personal despair. It is a huge challenge to our […]

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Heady stuff – why the brain’s amazing

Heady stuff – why the brain’s amazing

Written by on August 15, 2013 in eBooks

Neuroscience is the study of the brain and lucky for us, living in the 21st century, experts in the field are making new discoveries every day with enormous potential to radically transform our lives for the better. Through their hard work, we’re finding out more and more about the neurological mechanisms for everything from creativity, […]

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How to create a happy planet

How to create a happy planet

Written by on July 18, 2013 in eBooks

We hear a lot at our conferences about how to create happy people. Experts in meditation, positive psychology and neuroscience come from far and wide to teach us about mindfulness, love and brain plasticity. Using the tools and techniques they describe, we discover it is possible to change ourselves for the better. Obviously this is […]

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Raising resilient children

Raising resilient children

Written by on June 12, 2013 in eBooks

There’s no denying that girls and boys coming of age in the early 21st century live in a world very different to what even their parents experienced at the same age (never mind their grandparents), largely due to digital technology which is changing our lifestyles in an unprecedented manner, and not always for the best. […]

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12 wise quotes to live by

12 wise quotes to live by

Written by on May 29, 2013 in eBooks

Who doesn’t own at least one book of quotations? Personally I own a bunch: The Art of Worldly Wisdom, A Guide for the Advanced Soul, 365 Buddha Daily Meditations and Wisdom For The New Millennium, just to name a few. I keep some on my coffee table and some next to my bed, the idea […]

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Cultivating emotional balance

Cultivating emotional balance

Written by on May 23, 2013 in eBooks

Ever encounter what eminent emotion researcher Paul Ekman called ‘regrettable emotional episodes’? I guess we all do. That is why we can appreciate the great benefits that come from the reduction and even elimination of such episodes, and this is the aim of the Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) training. Instead of viewing our habitual emotional […]

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How to boost your emotional intelligence

How to boost your emotional intelligence

Written by on May 9, 2013 in eBooks

So what is emotional intelligence? Sue Langley, master trainer in emotional intelligence and positive psychology, offers this definition: Emotional intelligence is the capacity to intelligently use emotions to realise goals and enhance growth. Learning how to use emotions intelligently empowers us to respond effectively, rather than reactively. By increasing our range of emotional intelligence strategies […]

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Stories to inspire

Stories to inspire

Written by on April 23, 2013 in eBooks

People’s personal stories are endlessly fascinating. And I’m not just talking about the personal stories of famous folk whose details fill our celebrity, women’s and lifestyle magazines. Everyone’s life narrative is a mine of rich and truly cinematic material; even the most seemingly boring of individuals have a tale to tell provided you take the […]

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How to make love last

How to make love last

Written by on April 13, 2013 in eBooks

Occasionally you meet them, couples who’ve been together forever who profess to be as smitten with each other now as when they first met. They may even be telling the truth. In a study done several years ago, researchers scanned the brains of such folk as they gazed at a photo of their sweetheart. Most […]

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10 tips for life satisfaction

10 tips for life satisfaction

Written by on March 5, 2013 in eBooks

Life satisfaction and happiness are two different things. Happiness represents a positive state of emotion at any given point in time. Life satisfaction describes how a person feels about their whole life in general. Despite what you might think, life satisfaction isn’t all that difficult to assess. Just ask yourself how satisfied are you with […]

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Mindfulness in 10 easy steps

Mindfulness in 10 easy steps

Written by on February 23, 2013 in eBooks

Mindfulness has been practiced for many thousands of years in the East. Recently embraced by Western science and psychology, mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity and a willingness to be with what is. When we’re able to do this we stand to benefit both physically and psychologically. […]

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How to make your workplace happier

How to make your workplace happier

Written by on February 12, 2013 in eBooks

Given we spend so much of our lives at work, the importance of a happy workplace can’t be underestimated – from both a personal and business perspective. In general, workplaces that make workers feel included, valued, cared for and competent bring out their best qualities. Happy workers stick around longer, have more energy and enthusiasm, […]

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12 things to do for a happier you!

12 things to do for a happier you!

Written by on January 24, 2013 in eBooks

Everyone wants to be happier. No mystery there. Precisely what that means though continues to be the subject of intense discussion and debate amongst religious figures, psychologists, scientists and philosophers. There are squillions of things we can do when we’re feeling blue that are guaranteed to improve our mood. Moreover, some of these are just […]

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7 steps to thinking like a genius

7 steps to thinking like a genius

Written by on December 24, 2012 in eBooks

In our complex world, thinking creatively is an essential skill for all of us as we seek to reach our full potential. What if you could call on history’s greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, to be your personal mentor in cultivating this ability? This is the question Michael J Gelb, pioneering creative thinker, explored in […]

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