4 Ways to improve phone hygiene

Firstly, you may well ask “What is phone hygiene?” Simple, it’s the way we keep our phone clean and ensure it improves our wellbeing rather than detracting from it. Most people never think of decluttering their phone. Imagine if you walked into your office and every drawer, cabinet and cupboard was open with contents strewed…

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How positive psychology impacts my life

In reflection, each area of my life has been impacted while studying positive psychology. Initially, I expected to be challenged and anticipated to grow both personally and professionally as a result. It’s been quite a journey. Every individual will have different ways to think through their lives. Personally, I segment my life in to three…

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How positive psychology contributes to the science of wellbeing

Recently, I’ve undertaken my Masters in Positive Psychology (MAPP) at Melbourne Uni. Our first assignment question was: What new theoretical knowledge has positive psychology added to the science of wellbeing? Is positive psychology simply old wine in new bottles? Here’s my response. Positive psychology has not only added new theoretical knowledge to the science of…

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What ‘I love you’ actually means

OK, so perhaps this isn’t the subject you expected from me, but keep in mind that relationships are core to wellbeing, and our ability to communicate and express our affection is core to relationships, perhaps the idea of love is worth exploring. Recently reading about the psychological construct of love I was interested in a…

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Why is parenting so hard?

My children are no angels. Contrary to what friend’s and teacher’s think. They are hard work and after last nights episode I got thinking “Why is Parenting so hard?” Let’s go back. When my Mum had my brother and sister in the early 70’s, there was only one guide to parenting that she knew of,…

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A local woman inspiring positive social change

Recently I was presenting my public speaking course at Wollongong Uni, and a participant gave a beautiful presentation on her stance against consumerism. Inspiring positive social change is why I do what I do, and I loved her talk so much I invited Tracy to write a blog explaining what she’s doing and why. This is a guest…

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