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Become Mindful4Life with me!

Today marks the start of my favourite “challenge”- Mindful In May (MIM).  This will be the third time I have participated in MIM and the benefits for me have been noticeable, significant and sustained. For example, I find it much … Continue reading

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National Psychology Week

The 9th – 15th of November marks National Psychology Week (NPW) in Australia. What is the objective of NPW?  From the Australian Psychological Society (APS) website: “The focus for National Psychology Week 2014 this year will be helping Australians to … Continue reading

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Boosting Happiness

Positive psychology, or the science of happiness, is not just the latest trend in magazines and television shows, it is a scientific discipline based on years of empirical research. For example, research has shown: • Optimists are much less likely … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence Series: Understanding Emotions

Daniel Goleman first wrote about Emotional Intelligence (EI) in his 1995 book “Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ”. The two keys to EI are: 1) Understanding yourself, your goals, intentions, responses, and behaviour; 2) Understanding others, and … Continue reading

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Mindfulness with Eating

Today I delivered a wellness initiative to my colleagues at work on mindful eating, and the experience was so positive I just had to share it with you all. Each team member brought in a dish to share. We had … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips for Creating Time Abundance

Sometimes I forget how many balls I juggle at any one time, until somebody seems surprised by the amount of stuff I can squeeze into my week. On Friday I was delivering a workshop to a group of scientists around … Continue reading

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10 lessons from the Mindful in May challenge

Well all good things come to an end, but in sticking within a positive psychology framework, i am instead thinking about new beginnings. Yesterday marked the end of an uncharacteristically dry and warm Autumn down under, as well as the … Continue reading

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Mindful in May: Days 4 and 5

On day 4, i was very excited at the prospect of getting to bed at a reasonable hour (no more university essays to mark!) and planned to do my meditation beforehand.  I actually got into bed before starting the practice, all … Continue reading

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Mindful in May: Day 3

What do The Sopranos and Mindful Meditating have in common? Read on… Today’s meditation left me feeling hungry…or maybe I just felt so incredibly light and empty, devoid of tension, and translated that into “I need food”. I have had … Continue reading

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Mindful in May: Day 2

Ahhhh, Homer. Sometimes i wish my brain resembled his. But alas, i typically suffer from “full head” sydrome rather than the depiction above. This really could’ve been me today. Lots of thoughts rattling around in my head, tension in my … Continue reading

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