Wishin’ and Hopin’

Happy New Year!  We are well into 2019 so now is a good time to reflect on your goals and / or resolutions for this year.  Have you already achieved what you set out? For those who have, have a think about what your motivation was like when you started. Were your goals supported by […]

Keep Walking

Who would have thought that Johnnie Walker was interested in studying the impact of joy on progress? Yet in their clip the famous Scotch distiller illustrates to us that there is more to success than just hard work – happiness plays a big role too. As part of their Joy Will Take You Further campaign, […]

Not Yet

I’d like you to think back to a time when you received feedback or a result that made you feel like you had failed. What impact did that experience have on you? Did it motivate you to power on to improve? Or were you more inclined to just give up? Carol Dweck is the Lewis […]

The Other Side of Psychology

Traditionally, Psychology was meant to achieve three things; 1. cure mental illness, 2. improve ‘normal’ lives and 3. identify and nurture high talent. Unfortunately, following World War 2, the focus of Psychology has been on the first, and fixing lives that needed help. This is obviously critically important for those suffering mental illness, yet the […]

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?” […]