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Positive Psychology Prematurely Discards Negative Emotions; Why It’s OK To Be Sad And Happy

Many Americans think happiness is the end game, the ultimate reason we’re alive, Kashdan said. In fact, 80 to 90 percent of people across the world say their fundamental objective is to be happy. But, happiness may be something we give too much credence too - Stephanie Castillo via Positive Psychology Prematurely Discards Negative Emotions; Why [...]

3 Ways To Improve Your Mood And Wellbeing

Research by Barbara Fredrickson and Martin Seligman has shown that individuals can boost their wellbeing by improving the way in which they view their life. 1. What Went Well? A simple way to reframe your outlook on life is to ask, “What went well today?” and list them. Try to find three positives. This also [...]

By |2014-11-28T07:45:56+11:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

Dolly September 2013

The Impossible Goal of Pursuing Perfection: Dolly September 2013 Melinda Tankard Reist   ‘The ultimate guide to being yourself’ is about self-acceptance. It offers girls three lessons in how to be themselves: Fall in love with you; Quit Faking It and Get inspired, not obsessed. The first encourages girls to recognise and love themselves for [...]

Instilling gratitude instead of entitlement in children

Q. Aren't we born grateful? Why do kids need to learn this? A. No. Most of us are actually born feeling entitled to our parents' care. That means that if we don't teach kids gratitude and practice it with them, they grow up feeling entitled, and entitlement does not lead to happiness. On the contrary, [...]

By |2013-04-02T21:20:00+11:00April 2nd, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Surprising connections between our well-being and giving, getting, and gratitude

"A plethora of research highlights the importance of getting a good night's sleep for physical and psychological well-being, yet in our society, people still seem to take pride in needing, and getting, little sleep," says Amie Gordon of the University of California, Berkeley. "And in the past, research has shown that gratitude promotes good sleep, [...]