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19 10, 2016

Are You Having Mixed Feelings (Decisions)?

By | October 19th, 2016|Ambivalence, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Image courtesy of Phillip Keefe Ambivalence is a term that means having 'mixed feelings' or feeling torn between different sides of a situation. There's a deeper part of you that may be frightened of change, but another part of you knows that it may be a necessary change that will help you grow on a [...]

12 10, 2016

Draw Meaning From Suffering

By | October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courtesy by Michael Vesia I watched the program, Sunday Night which featured a story about a young woman who was run down by the so-called terrorist Truck Driver in Nice, France at the parade on Bastille Day on the 14th July 2016. More than 80 people died, and some appear to be missing. A resilient [...]

5 10, 2016

Journal Yourself to Wellness.

By | October 5th, 2016|Journalling, Uncategorized|0 Comments

(Image Courtesy of ainjhel21) My experiences with a journal include reflecting on daily events in a diary notebook (reflective journal), listing at least three things I'm grateful for at the end of the day (gratitude journal) and recording my dreams (dream journal). What is a Journal? A journal is a record of your thoughts, feeling, [...]

28 09, 2016

The Power of Positive Emotions

By | September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courtesy of Positively Present Are you a positive person, always looking at things optimistically or are you more of a pessimist, always looking at things negatively? I know that I tend to have more negative thoughts than positive thoughts, and a one-off positivity ratio test (to be explained further down below), showed that I had [...]

21 09, 2016

Self-Compassion (Reflections – Part Two)

By | September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courtesy of juliejordanscott In the previous blog post, I explained self-compassion as a way of being kind and gentle with yourself whenever you make a mistake or notice your weaknesses. In this blog post, I continue with more exercises to increase self-compassion. I feel this is essential for happiness and general well-being, and the tasks [...]

14 09, 2016

Reflections on Self-Compassion (Self-Compassion Series)

By | September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Courtesy of 365 days of self-compassion Self-compassion, as discussed by Kristin Neff, is about being kind and gentle with yourself when making mistakes or noticing personal flaws. Rather than criticising and judging yourself for weaknesses, you are understanding and gentle with yourself. You treat yourself the way you'd treat a good friend. Practising self-compassion [...]

7 09, 2016

Using Strengths to Increase Happiness

By | September 7th, 2016|Strengths, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courtesy of Israel DeAlba After completing Martin Seligman's 'Values in Action' (VIA) Strengths Survey online at http://http//www.viame.org/survey/Account/Register I got my top five character strengths. This website takes you to a FREE strengths survey with free registration. Before I get into how these strengths relate to me life, I'd like to give a quick summary of Seligman's VIA [...]

31 08, 2016

Can You Be Happier?

By | August 31st, 2016|Happiness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Courtesy of love_spydermonkee When I have a bad day, and my mind ruminates about the worst possible scenarios in the day, I know I have to change my state of mind. I might be thinking, "I can't believe I made that mistake," then it leads on to other negative thoughts; hence creating a chain [...]

24 08, 2016

Nine Ways to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem

By | August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courtesy of Little Thoughts (Here's some self-esteem in a four-letter word) What is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem is the way we view and think about ourselves. We place a value of worth on ourselves or parts of ourselves. Your self-esteem may be low or high. You might question yourself and ask, how would I describe myself? What [...]

17 08, 2016

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

By | August 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courtesy of the_trace I get probably 6-7 hours sleep a night, and I wonder if it's even quality sleep. There are times I'll get less than 6-7 hours. When this happens, I'll feel tired by the afternoon. I've learned some great sleep tips from doing a one day workshop with David Morawetz, a Sleep psychologist [...]