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Practicing gratitude with the family

Practicing gratitude with the family is different from doing it on your own. For a start, not everyone will have a natural affinity with noticing and appreciating the positive. Let along expressing it. Today I’ll share how we’ve been practicing gratitude with the family recently and why we’ve needed it too. Why our family needs…

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…

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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…