Well-being

Turning adversity into a gift

Stacey Kramer offers a moving, personal, 3-minute parable that shows how an unwanted experience — frightening, traumatic, costly — can turn out to be a priceless gift. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKbet4RdSo4 The Science of Mindfulness …… Are we really happier with more Choice? …… The Key to Success? Grit ……

Well-being theory

Happiness is a slippery concept. Sometimes it seems to us like the Holy Grail: mythical, wonderful, but probably unobtainable. But Positive Psychology suggests that happiness is more than obtainable. It is the natural result of building up our well-being and satisfaction with life. Professor Martin Seligman spent many years developing a theory of happiness. He …

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Growth Mindset

“There are no failures or mistakes, only consequences” – Anon Positive psychology is not about being or thinking ‘positive’ but about growth and flourishing. Growth mindset is the topic of psychology researcher Carol Dweck as summarised in her book “Mindset”. It all comes down to two fundamentally different mindsets – Growth mindset and Fixed mindset. See a colorful summary of …

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Post-Traumatic Growth

Post-traumatic Growth  “We can replace a medically oriented perspective on posttraumatic stress with the understanding that the struggle with trauma can ultimately be a springboard to a greater level of psychological functioning” – Stephen Joseph.  Centre for Trauma, Resilience, and Growth, University of Nottingham, UK Majority of us are familiar with the term post-traumatic stress, however, …

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Relationships

Reflections on well-being Research on well-being is teaching us a simple truth that the business world would not like us to know:  Well-being is not about money, but about our relationships.This truth is so hard to handle that you’d struggle to find a school anywhere in the world that covers the subject of relationships in …

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Gratitude

Louie Schwartzberg shares his phenomenal imagery and reminds us of what it means to be grateful. https://youtu.be/gXDMoiEkyuQ Are we really happier with more Choice? …… The Curious Mind …… Science of Stress Physiology ……