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Built to Last

Built to Last It’s a fact of life that bad things happen, and nobody ever escapes life’s adversities. Despite these stressors and setbacks, humans are adaptable and can develop resilience and capacities to overcome hardships. … Read more

Can Optimism Be Taught?

“Life inflicts the same setbacks and tragedies on the optimist as on the pessimist, but the optimist weathers them better.” (Seligman, 2006). Learned optimism is about how we interpret the world with the premise that … Read more

What is “Learned Optimism”?

In a nutshell, learned optimism is a concept that says we can change our attitude and behaviours towards different things in life by recognizing and challenging our negative self-talk. But firstly, what is optimism? Carver … Read more

Stress – Part 2

What happens when we continue “burning the candle at both ends”? We reach physical and emotional exhaustion, and just like the candle itself, we risk burning ourselves out. Have you ever experienced a slow acceptance … Read more

Stress Part 1 – The Effects of Stress

Stress – The Effects By now, most people are probably aware of the psychological consequences of an overly stressed life, including anxiety, depression, anger, and even social withdrawal. Stress can also lead to negative emotional … Read more

The Benefits of a Growth Mindset

Discover the benefits of a Growth mindset A growth is the understanding that abilities can be developed. Those with a growth mindset believe that they can become even more intelligent and talented by putting in … Read more

Motivation

Motivation Motivation is so important, but there are times when we may not feel particularly motivated in a certain area of our life. To persist at anything, we need mechanisms in the brain that initiate … Read more

Giving is Good for You

Giving is good for you Christmas shopping can be exhausting and expensive, but research suggests it’s worth the trouble. New studies attest to the many benefits of giving for both the giver and recipient. Giving … Read more

Random Acts of Kindness

The Benefits of Random Acts of Kindness The phrase “Random Acts of Kindness” (RAK) is relatively well-known and shared worldwide. When you consider the times when you’ve practised random acts of kindness, what sort of … Read more

Kindness

Kindness “How have you shown kindness to someone today?” “How has someone else been kind to you?” “Is kindness simply the act of being nice to someone, or is there more to it?” “Can a … Read more

Why is Sleep so Important?

Why is Sleep so Important? Have you ever been awake at 3.00am in the morning, frustrated, unable to sleep? A third of adults in developed countries fail to get the recommended seven to nine hours … Read more

Tips for Practising Self Compassion

Tips for Practising Self Compassion Have you ever blamed yourself or beaten yourself up for making a mistake or doing something you regret? It’s easy to be tough on yourself-we tend to do it much, … Read more