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May

28

A mindful break for teens – 7 inspiring ideas worth sharing

Year end or mid-year exams, peer and parental pressures, and the anticipation of the long summer break ahead (for those in this part of the world) can be creating stresses and anxieties in teens everywhere. At times a mindful break can be the best thing for a busy and exhausted mind, a body overcome by […]

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Sep

11

3 videos that ask “are you living the life you want?”

Are you passionate about life? Are you giving what you can? Are you living your life? Here are 3 videos that aim to inspire, engage and get you thinking if you are living the life you want! Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age Isabel Allende, author of Aphrodite: The Love of Food & the […]

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Jun

24

What is it to have a meaningful life?

Big question?  Actually, the study of what it means to have a meaningful life has been tackled for many years, probably even before the introduction of positive psychology.  But thanks to the founders of this field, Martin Seligman, Chris Peterson, Barbara Frederickson and many, many others, we’ve seen the emergence of the exploration of human […]

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Jun

17

Don’t rush to diagnose – consider kids character strengths

The 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) of the Amer Psychiatry Association has attracted a barrage of criticism from many sources.  From my research I see an overarching issue being over-diagnosis potentially leading to the over-medicalization of children, adolescence and adults. Particularly worrying is over-diagnosis of ADHD in kids.  Does your child […]

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