We need to simplify

It’s interesting how after a big clean out you feel so refreshed and on top of things. Dylan turned 1 on Saturday and before his party we had a big clean out and tidy of all the things we wont be using again. (That’s right, we’re definitely only a 2 kid family!) Yet somehow we…

Happiness is like a heart beat

Martin Seligman has done some wonderful research on happiness. He found the only common factor in ‘very happy people’ was the presence of quality relationships. A common misconception about happiness is that it’s ‘found, achieved, or attained’ when in reality, happiness is more like a heart beat, it’s always with you, it’s just much of…

Happiness linked to productivity at work

Did you know that when you are happier and experiencing positive emotions, you are around 31% more productive! What an amazing find! So, what can you do today that will make you and your collegues more productive? Happiness helps us learn more effectively, retain and recall information more easily and develop and maintain relationshps effortlesly.…

How motivation works

It’s interesting how many people blame motivation on their inaction or procrastination. Really, motivation in itself doesn’t do anything, it’s just a feeling of being excited and ready to go. There are, at a guess, millions of Australians who are unmotivated, yet everyday, they get up and, in their unmotivated state, go to work. So…

Thinking for success - Jodie Cooper positive psychology coach

Thinking for Success

Recently I was asked how I help people to think for sucess. Weather it’s success at work, or success in life, these simple ideas will help you.   We all arrived where we are today as a result of the thoughts we have had in the past. Are the majority of your thoughts positive or…

Suffering myself

I’ve been reading another great book lately and had the perfect test this morning of one of the principles in it. The book is called ‘Buddhism for mothers of small children.’ It was speaking about how we create our own durrka or suffering. An interesting concept I hear you say!!!! Well it spoke about the…

What is Life Coaching

It occurred to me last night, that many of the people on face book that have liked my business may not know or understand what Life Coaching is. So I thought it’s probably time to rectify that. Life Coaching is a relatively new field of personal development which is very forward focused. It’s largely based…

Great books!

I have read some outstanding books over the last three weeks and I thought for the book lovers out there you may like to grab them. (They were all from the local library.)   The Venetian Contract – Set in Venice in 1576 tells a story of a young lady embroiled into a plot to bring…

Happiness at Work

Yesterday I presented a workshop on ‘Happiness & Joy @ Work’ and it was a real pleasure to research it and then deliver it to such an energetic group! One of the things I learned is that Happiness at work actually has it’s own word, unique to Scandinavian Countries. It’s called Arbeidsglaede. It’s common for…