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Leap of Faith
By Homaira Kabir  
May 21, 2015 – 8:50 am | 5 Comments
Seeing ourselves reflected...

As a mother, I knew what was best for him, I told myself. I could not trust his teenage judgment. But something deeper prompted me to question my reasoning. Did I fear knowing his goals in case they were different from mine? Was I running away from the possibility that his ideals of success would not measure up to societal standards? Would I be able to face it if they didn’t? I slowly began to see myself hiding behind the guise of motherhood.

Walking the Talk to Well-being
By Miriam Akhtar  
May 12, 2015 – 2:50 pm | One Comment
Satish on Dartmoor

The benefits of physical activity for mental health are well-known, but for some people the word exercise summons up images of sweaty discomfort. Walking is a gentle form of exercise that has the advantage of getting you out into the great outdoors.

Rosalind Turner and I are facilitating a walk for well-being on Sunday 17th May as part of Bristol Walk Fest. Come join us, or perhaps you can get something organized where you live.

Virtual Conference on Self-Confidence Starting Today – May 11
By Editor K.H.B.  
May 11, 2015 – 10:47 am | No Comment
 

Starting today: a virtual conference titled Banish Self-Doubt with the New Science of Self Confidence. You are invited to hear
Louisa Jewell host a series of interviews with experts on building confidence, courage, grit, and self-efficacy.

The Price of Critical Thinking
By Homaira Kabir  
May 7, 2015 – 8:52 am | 6 Comments
Fashion event

Yes, I could rest assured that they will not be gullible in life. But this thought did not reassure me. Instead, something gnawed at my heart. Something murmured its disquiet.

An Unexpected Way that Mood Can Boost Exercise
By Marie-Josée Shaar  
May 5, 2015 – 3:44 pm | 5 Comments
Problem solving

If oxytocin helps inhibit fear, and fear keeps us from exercise, can higher levels of oxytocin lead to more physical activity?

Signature Strengths: Translating Research into Practice
By Ryan Niemiec  
April 30, 2015 – 3:29 pm | 2 Comments
Treadmill by Kevin Gillespie

In practice, people find it surprisingly challenging to come up with new ways to use their signature strengths. Perhaps that’s because we often use our signature strengths without much awareness. For example, have you paid much attention to your use of self-regulation as you brush your teeth? Your level of prudence or kindness while driving?

Here are three tips for using your signature strengths in mindful ways.

What Do We Know about Signature Strengths?
By Ryan Niemiec  
April 28, 2015 – 11:36 am | 4 Comments
Strengths lens

If you have only one question to ask someone about their character strengths, make it, “What strengths are most essential to who you are and define you as a person?

Putting the Science of Happiness into Practice
By Geoff Fallon  
April 23, 2015 – 1:22 pm | 3 Comments
Connected

At a recent workshop at Esalen in Big Sur, experts from UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center “explored the roots of personal happiness and offered concrete, science-based approaches to boosting happiness in one’s self and others.“

Can The Arts Contribute to Health Promotion?
By Marie-Josée Shaar  
April 15, 2015 – 11:38 am | No Comment
Oil Painting

The arts have inspired us for centuries. Think of the emotion you still feel when you hear the song you associate with your first kiss or remember the play that made you laugh to tears. The arts add much richness to life. Yet, they are practically absent from work places.

Let’s explore what the arts can contribute to our work lives and to good health.

Life After Chocolate: Romance Over the Long Haul
By Donald Officer  
April 13, 2015 – 5:26 am | No Comment
 

Love Sense is indeed about romantic love as popularly defined. More specifically the book targets prospects for “happy ever after.” According to Johnson’s clinical experience, despite inevitable conflicts or setbacks, true long range love is no fairy tale. This book is also about the many other forms of strong attachment because the author believes the roots of all human affection are essentially the same.

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