How to Measure Your Wellbeing

It goes without saying that most of us have seen an increase in our struggles over the past few months… Yet each of our experiences during this pandemic have been different, and so has the way we have handled what has been thrown at us. I have spoken recently with several people and teams, who have […]

In the Business of Wellbeing

There is no ignoring the fact that unwell employees are expensive to organisations. Beyond Blue has found that depression and anxiety alone cost Australian businesses about $10.9 billion a year. The financial implications associated with having unwell employees is not the only cost to businesses however, there are productivity costs also such as the inability […]

In The Zone

I’d like you to think about a time when you were fully absorbed in an activity and everything around you disappeared. Your mind would have been focused on nothing but the task at hand. Time would have ticked by without you realising and you would have had no real experience of feelings or emotions. You […]

Happy World Gratitude Day!

Celebrated officially since 1965 on the 21st September every year, World Gratitude Day is dedicated to acknowledging what’s going well in your life. Yet we shouldn’t have to wait for a particular date to practise gratitude, it should be something we do every day. Besides, there is too much for us to be grateful for […]

Great Expectations

In case you were wondering, this post isn’t a review of one of Charles Dickens’ most famous novels. It’s actually about the Great Expectations we put on ourselves and others. Expectations are our own subjective view about how we or someone else should behave. They are incredibly biased and often differ between two people. Particularly, […]

Be Kind

In a previous post, I explored the wellbeing framework PERMA. One of the elements of this model suggests that if you focus on increasing your experiences of positive emotions, your levels of happiness will go up. One way you can do this is to practise kindness – doing something to someone that will benefit them. […]

The Yin and Yang of Happiness

Happiness is a complex topic. And what makes it even more so is when some researchers claim that there are in fact two types of happiness – hedonic and eudaimonic. Hedonic happiness refers to the single minded pursuit of in-the-moment pleasure. Hedonism aims for a presence of positive emotions and a higher sense of life […]

The Power of Purpose

If tomorrow was your last day on Earth, what would you do? Think about this for a minute. Those things you listed off in your head, how many of them are you doing each day? Often what comes to mind when we are asked this question is very different to the reality of how we […]

Book Review: Man’s Search for Meaning

I’m sure you have been given loads of book recommendations over the years that you have either taken on board or left behind. Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning is a piece of literature that belongs in that first camp and I have no doubt that the other 10 million people who have read it, […]

The life changing magic of PERMA

Who would have thought that five letters could have such a profound impact on my life? I was first introduced to PERMA in my Positive Psychology studies. And ever since, I consider this acronym as the best thing that has come my way since Netflix. If you were asked “do you know what happiness is?” […]