Adventures in positivity_2019 Jodie Cooper

Other People Matter

I’ve been using the phrase ‘other people matter’ for a few years now. It wasn’t mine. I borrowed it from the late Chris Peterson, one of the founders of positive psychology who wrapped up his life’s work with three simple words. Yep, you guessed it “Other people matter.” I’ve known it, lived it, and even…

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Learning to Simplify my life

Learning to simplify my life has been a challenge for the last 6 months. We’re pretty normal people. Well, I think so anyway. Yet we still seem to accumulate ‘stuff’ despite our ‘anti-consumerism’ stance. Kids birthday gift’s, hand me downs, and Christmas are the main culprits. Whenever I got cranky or overwhelmed, I’d grab a…

The Cooper Family adventures in positivity

Planning our big lap of Oz

It’s been a long time planning our big lap of Oz, and hard to believe we’re finally here. When telling friends and family about out adventures ahead, the first question, after the audible gasp, is “how have you made it happen?” Some of Sean’s work colleagues figure we won lotto. That would have been wonderful,…

Mental health at work - A growing concern by Jodie Cooper

Mental Health at Work – A growing concern

Mental health is a growing concern in Australian Workplaces (Bailey & Dollard, 2019). With one in five Australian adults report experiencing a mental health issue each year (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2009), an opportunity exists for Australian organisations to find practical solutions to improve mental health at work. Individuals reporting high levels of mental health…

Oh My….. I won. Reflections on my business journey.

It’s hard to fathom, almost 13 years after starting my business in life coaching in Wollongong, I’ve just been awarded IWIB Best Home Based Business, 2019. For those of you not in the Wollongong business networking community, IWIB stands for Illawarra Women in Business. It’s a strong community group and it’s an absolute honor to…

Benefitis of Kindness at work byJodie Cooper

Benefits of Kindness at work

There are so many benefits of kindness at work. Recently I read ‘The five side effects of kindness’ by David R. Hamilton, PhD. The book provides solid research into why kindness is good for us and goes into depth about how it impacts our minds and bodies. Here I’ll use his framework and apply his…