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Why Get More Feel-Good In? The Power of Positivity

‘Positivity’ is a word that means different things to different people but in the science of well-being it represents the frequent experience of positive emotions. The top ten positive emotions are joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, […]

How to Mentally Embrace Ageing

Ageing tends to get a lot of bad press. The negative stereotype of a downhill slide into a state of decrepitude is so strong that it’s easy to lose sight of the positives that come with age. So here […]

Reconnecting with your Body

Looking after your mental well-being is often considered as something you have to do in your head – trying to think your way to a happier place. However, one of the most under-rated ways to increase your well-being is […]

Anti-depressants or natural anti-depressants?

A new meta-analysis has shown that anti-depressants are effective. There have been doubts expressed over the years with some studies suggesting they only work in the most severe cases. I was suffering from major depression disorder when I tried […]

Reasons to be Cheerful

The days are dank and grey, the debts are piling up and the body is suffering from end-of-year excess so it’s not surprising that your spirits might be low. It’s the January Blues. The party season is over but […]

What is Post-traumatic Growth?

The Journey from Adversity to Growth
Traumatic experiences such as the loss of a loved one or a diagnosis of serious illness can test us to our very limits.  While it can destroy life as we know it, it may […]