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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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From surviving to thriving

From surviving to thriving

Written by on July 15, 2014 in Happiness with 0 Comments

Although I have a tendency to romanticise the past and at times wish I’d been born several hundred years ago before the advent of social media, overcrowding, suburban sprawl, mass species extinction, climate change, cultural homogenisation and all the rest, I know how fortunate I am to be alive now and best of all, living […]

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Building the minds of today for tomorrow’s challenges

Building the minds of today for tomorrow’s challenges

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Learning, Young People with 0 Comments

Certainly there’s a lot of negative press about young people today. It seems like every other week, there’s a feature in a leading magazine arguing that Generation Y is entitled, self-obsessed and unprepared for the realities of adult life. But this kind of media coverage is nothing new. For example, if you look at magazine […]

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How to be happy

How to be happy

Written by on December 12, 2012 in Happiness with 1 Comment

Positive psychology is hardly a new idea, yet plenty of people still mistakenly believe it means forcing yourself to be cheerful in the face of life’s adversities. Hence the term elicits a certain amount of derision in some circles, which is a great pity since positive psychology has much to offer all of us, not […]

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Martin Seligman: Flourishing – a New Understanding of Wellbeing

Martin Seligman: Flourishing – a New Understanding of Wellbeing

Written by on September 27, 2012 in Featured Videos with 0 Comments

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PERMA = a culture of flourishing

PERMA = a culture of flourishing

Written by on September 3, 2012 in Happiness, Wellness with 2 Comments

The human condition has puzzled philosophers since forever. How are we to live? What are the highest mental states achievable? And if one of them is happiness, how do we define it and what do we do to cultivate it? Two extremely influential thinkers, Sigmund Freud and Arthur Schopenhauer, essentially told us the best we […]

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