Smiling improves workplace wellbeing

I’ve noticed something about the way people smile and how that might affect your workplace wellbeing. Some people smile at everyone, even if they don’t know them or feel a little uncomfortable, they still smile. These people have a warm, open and endearing smile about them that says I’m happy to be here and glad…

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What is Self Compassion

I’m often asked “What is Self Compassion?” Well, to make it really simple, it’s being kind to yourself. It’s interesting how business works, it seems clients’ always come in clusters with similar challenges. With each group of clients I find there is a message for me, something pertinent that I need to learn myself. It’s…

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How Play changed my mind

I recently used the intervention of Play to improve my own personal wellbeing as an assignment, and I loved it. Here’s how it went…. Like most professionals, sometimes my life can become demanding. I have two children (aged 6 & 7), run my own business, am undertaking the MAPP, am on the school P &…

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5 Strategies to improve workplace wellbeing

Positive Psychology is probably a term you’ve heard, but perhaps haven’t had the time to investigate. It is the science and study of wellbeing and has practical applications at the individual, community and organisational levels. This article explores 5 principles and how they can support you to improve your workplace wellbeing and performance at work.…

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To Do list essentials for busy professionals

The most common issue I come across with busy professionals is too much to do and too little time. What I find intriguing though, is that when I ask about their personal productivity, most professionals rate themselves around 70%, perhaps 80% on a good day. So, what’s going on? The rate at which we live,…

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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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