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…

parenting

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,…

positive social change

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…

positive psychology

Positive Psychology

Mental wellbeing can be measured on a scale of minus eight to positive eight. Traditional psychology is very successful in assisting people to move from the negative up to neutral. Unfortunately, most people with mental health issues don’t want to be ‘neutral’ they want to be happy and experience wellbeing. The role of positive psychology…

Tree House Reflections

Tree House Reflections

My first weekend at uni… I’m studying the MAPP which is a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at Melbourne Uni and last weekend was our first intensive. I think this was a warm up task, we had to create a blog to reflect how we felt after our first intensive, so here goes!    …

good vibes

How to keep your home filled with good vibes

Having a space to relax and unwind is critical for your mind to function effectively. Catherine is a designer who’s kindly written this article about how to create good vibes in your home with positive styling. Thanks Catherine! (Her details are all below.) Everybody wants to feel good in their home. It’s important to fill…

santosha

Santosha – A mantra for balanced progress

Santosha is a Sanskrit term that, loosely translated, means contentment in the moment. When used in the discipline of Yoga, it refers to a point you’ll find while attempting any challenging pose. Stand up for a moment, trust me, doing this will be a turning point in your life if you get this concept. Gently…