5 tips for promoting positivity at work
If, like us, you’re passionate about promoting positivity at work, you may have found yourself slightly frustrated at times. How am I supposed to make a change, when I’m just one little person in a big organisation? Where do I start?! The search for happiness may be more deeply embedded in your organisation than you think. […]
Ted Talk of the Week – Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and […]
Mending your Windows
Mending Your Windows Did you know that in 1992 in New York City, there were 2154 murders and 626,182 serious crimes? But then something unexpected happened: the crime rate began to turn. Within 5 years the murder rate had dropped by 64.3% and serious crime by 50%. A pretty good result for an area […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Malcolm Gladwell: Choice Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce
“Tipping Point” author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Ted Talk of the Week: (actually a Ted x talk): Your Happiest Days are Behind You by Robert Biswas-Diener
This week we’re show-casing a talk from Robert Biswas-Diener about happiness. Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is a positive psychologist, author and instructor at Portland State University. He is widely known as the “Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology” because his research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya and Israel. Biswas-Diener’s […]
Ted Talk of the Week: Martin Segliman: The New Era of Positive Psychology
Martin Seligman talks about psychology — as a field of study and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. As it moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
Why is happiness still a dirty word at work?
I was lucky enough to attend a talk by Tal Ben Shahar recently, put on by the folks from Action from Happiness. Having read his book Happier a few years ago, it was great to see the man himself in action. I’d highly recommend reading Happier, which looks at the science of happiness…. What really […]
5 Simple Tips for Promoting Positivity at Work
If, like us, you’re passionate about promoting positivity at work, you may have found yourself slightly frustrated at times. How am I supposed to make a change, when I’m just one little person in a big organisation? Where do I start?! The search for happiness may be more deeply embedded in your organisation that you think. […]
Recognising Random Acts of Kindness
The concept of actively improving happiness is becoming a major talking point, with organisations such as Action for Happiness striving to make the world a happier place. Following World Happiness Day in March, it really does seem as though people are starting to take happiness seriously. This week, I’ve seen Facebook friends sharing 3 positive […]
Is being negative at work your worst habit?
At work, there’s nothing quite as potent as the negativity of a colleague. You’ll know the type – they’re sour faced, always complaining, and can seemingly find nothing enjoyable in work …or life, for that matter. It’d be easy to say they’re disengaged and unhappy at work. It’d make life simpler to believe that they […]