Good Mornings or Moanings?

Are you a morning person? This month I was asked to be an expert consultant on the new Nespresso Positive Morning campaign. You may have seen some of their advertisements in magazines recently including this month’s Qantas in-flight magazine. Unfortunately [...]

Emotional Intelligence: An Oxymoron?

This post was written in partnership with Dr Deb Perich at Perth College. Emotional Intelligence? For some people, the term “emotional intelligence” (EI) is an oxymoron. They struggle to understand how emotions (particularly at their extremes) can be intelligent or [...]

Looking Backwards: Ruminating or Reminiscing?

Looking back? There’s been some interesting research conducted on time perspective by Professor Phillip Zimbardo (some of you might remember him from a fabulous TV series years ago on psychology). Zimbardo’s research has found that people have different approaches to [...]

Why “flourishing” is the buzz-word right now…

What is Flourishing? In positive psychology, to flourish is “to live within an optimal range of human functioning, one that connotes goodness, generativity, growth, and resilience”. Flourishing is the opposite of both pathology and languishing, which are described as living a life that feels both hollow [...]

Mental Toughness – For when the going gets tough…

What is Mental Toughness? Whilst the term is being increasingly used in sporting contexts, it’s also being increasingly used in schools and workplaces to describe a mindset (that leads to a set of behaviours) of individuals that are able to [...]

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