Positivity books

Positivity – A new way to thrive

I read a lot. My latest book is one of my favorites, Positivity by Barbara Fredrickson. I’ve been aware of her work for a long time, but reading her book has brought her research to life and really highlighted why positivity is so important! Below I’ve summarised what I found to be the key elements…

prayer flags

Annapurna – A Nepalese adventure

It was 5am and freezing cold as we shuffled into a taxi that looked like it had already driven across china and back, that morning. When I say it was average, I mean the brakes were supplemented by the hand brake as the hills got steeper and the suspension was no better than the elephant…

Kokoda

Kokoda – A journey within

In the year 2000 I was in the Army Reserves and an opportunity came up to go to PNG and walk the Kokoda trail. Me being me, I’d trained for months before we left, I’d hike up Sublime point from Austinmer to Bulli tops with a 15kg pack, sometimes twice a day. I was determined…

Laura at School

Why Positive Education is taking the World by Storm

OK, So you may not have heard about Positive Education YET, but believe me, it’s coming to a school near you! Positive Education is an offshoot of Positive Psychology (the study of well-being) and quite simply is the application of Positive Psychology into an educational setting. It’s well researched and there’s now an amazing amount…

Sean and Laura Cooper

Positive Leadership – A snapshot!

My husband was recently accused of bullying…. By our six-year-old daughter. Laura came home from school telling me how she learned all about bullying at School. Later that evening when my husband, very respectfully I might add, asked her to put her pyjamas on for bed, she turned around, put her hands on her hips…

The Shoeshine Boy

This is a beautiful book about a young boy in South America that’s a shoe shine boy in an airport. Two American businessmen see him and begin to teach him some of the essentials of both life and business. Without going through the whole story I wanted to share some of the little gems that…

Internal dialogue to get results

The results we achieve in our lives are directly related to the quality of questions we ask ourselves internally. What is your internal dialogue like? Internal dialogue is that voice in your own mind that is constantly chattering. Do you ask yourself empowering questions like “how can I make this situation the way I want…