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Positive psychology coaching: optimising your potential

Positive psychology coaching: optimising your potential

Written by on March 1, 2016 in Happiness, Wellness with 0 Comments

You may be familiar with the term ‘life coaching.’ Although I’ve never seen a life coach myself, there have been times when I’ve found the idea quite appealing. Usually when I’ve felt stuck in some way, invariably during a period of transition, and could’ve really benefited from some impartial advice and encouragement. I use the […]

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One very smart wheelchair

One very smart wheelchair

Written by on February 24, 2016 in Digital Health, Happiness, Work with 1 Comment

We never know what the turning points will be in our life. Sometimes they occur when we meet someone, or we go somewhere, or we have a certain conversation. Other times, when we experience terrible loss or perhaps even narrowly escape death. Dr Jordan Nguyen is a biomedical engineer, visionary and innovator, who is giving […]

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So, you want to be a mindful lawyer? by Guest Blogger Anthony Kearns

So, you want to be a mindful lawyer? by Guest Blogger Anthony Kearns

Written by on February 23, 2016 in Happiness, Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

So, you are keen to join the league of extraordinary mindful lawyers; to experience the peaceful haze of self-compassion from which you can simultaneously exude empathy for your family and your clients, synthesise disparate ideas and make excellent decisions. You see your friends from consulting firms or Google becoming more mindful by the moment. You […]

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15 Confidence tips by Guest Blogger Lisa Phillips

15 Confidence tips by Guest Blogger Lisa Phillips

Written by on February 19, 2016 in Happiness with 0 Comments

Are you one of those people who just wish they had more confidence? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to other people or always worrying about what other people are really thinking about you and your actions? Do you end up shaking in your boots at the mere thought of being assertive or taking a […]

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In their words: Professor Lea Waters & Positive posts make others happy, pass it on

In their words: Professor Lea Waters & Positive posts make others happy, pass it on

Written by on February 16, 2016 in Digital Health, Happiness, Relationships with 0 Comments

We are drowning in a sea of negativity as media corporations daily send us a tsunami of bad news. Yet new science in the field of positive psychology shows that sharing good news with others can provide you and the people you care about a much-needed life raft. Social media has given us the power […]

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In their words: Dr Alan Greene & Being a physician – a day in the life

In their words: Dr Alan Greene & Being a physician – a day in the life

Written by on February 4, 2016 in Happiness, Relationships, Work with 1 Comment

It was a bad hair day. Two hours earlier, I had been dreaming happily of flying over the beach at Cabo San Lucas – without an airplane – when the harsh ring of the phone burst the scene into quickly forgotten fragments. It was a call from the hospital; they needed me for an emergency Cesarean Section. […]

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In their words: Sonja Lyubomirsky & Are parents happier or more miserable?

In their words: Sonja Lyubomirsky & Are parents happier or more miserable?

Written by on January 21, 2016 in Happiness, Relationships, Young People with 0 Comments

Evolutionary psychologists tell us that wanting offspring is hardwired, but for most of us, the decision to have a child is intensely personal. Rather than considering our species’ survival, the decision often hinges on whether we think being a parent will make us happy – a consideration that has become all the more daunting in […]

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In their words: Sue Langley & Realising your strengths to be the best you can be

In their words: Sue Langley & Realising your strengths to be the best you can be

Written by on January 18, 2016 in Happiness with 0 Comments

Everyone has strengths and the potential to develop them to be the best they can be. Research shows that knowing and growing our strengths helps us feel energised and engaged. We learn faster, perform better and strive to do our best every day. We feel happier when we get to use our strengths in life […]

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From refugee to medical revolutionary

From refugee to medical revolutionary

Written by on December 8, 2015 in Happiness, Work with 0 Comments

Nearly everyone has a story to tell. Talk to a person long enough and you inevitably discover their past is as richly embroidered with colourful characters and events as the most compelling novel. This definitely applies to many refugees whose lives are turned upside down by war and other misfortune. Refugees such as Munjed Al […]

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Cultivating emotional balance

Cultivating emotional balance

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Happiness, Relationships, Wellness with 0 Comments

Imagine if there was a training program that taught us how to manage our difficult and negative emotions so that these no longer had the same power over us, causing us to act out in ways that were both harmful to ourselves and others? Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB) training, a combination of contemplation science and […]

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Free eBook: 10 brain friendly habits for happiness and wellbeing

Free eBook: 10 brain friendly habits for happiness and wellbeing

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Happiness with 0 Comments

We all want to form lasting habits that improve our health and wellbeing. So why does it feel so hard to break routines and establish new behaviours? Our brains gear us for life-long learning and growth. We are constantly creating new connections and adapting to experience. Yet we need focussed attention to create new neural […]

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In their words: Anthony Ackroyd & 7 unexpected and wonderful ways laughter can change your life!

In their words: Anthony Ackroyd & 7 unexpected and wonderful ways laughter can change your life!

Written by on November 25, 2015 in Happiness, Wellness with 0 Comments

Laughter not only feels fantastic it can make your life a happier and more successful experience in ways that might surprise you. Here are seven of those ways! 1. Laughter…Helps You Lose Weight Researchers at Vanderbilt University and other learned institutions have estimated that 15 minutes of solid laughing can burn between 10 and 40 […]

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In their words: Dr Tal Ben-Shahar & Self-interest and benevolence

In their words: Dr Tal Ben-Shahar & Self-interest and benevolence

Written by on November 9, 2015 in Happiness, Relationships with 0 Comments

Teaching is my calling. I teach executives in organizations, students in college, and at-risk youth in inner cities. I teach because it makes me happy, because it affords me present and future benefit, pleasure and meaning. I teach because I want to (because I love it), not because I feel I have to (out of […]

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5 tips for health and wellness at work

5 tips for health and wellness at work

Written by on November 9, 2015 in Happiness, Wellness, Work with 0 Comments

Let’s face it: when we’re over-worked, under-slept and eating sugary snacks or fatty fast food because we’re so time-poor, we definitely don’t feel our best. Health and wellness might fall at the bottom of your priority list when you’re busy at work, but perhaps we’d all feel less stressed, more energised, focused and productive if […]

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