positive psycholgy

3 Tips to Help Your Family Thrive

This week is National Families Week here in Australia and today, May 15, is the International Day of Families. We’re celebrating the vital role that families play in our society and what better way to do so than to share some tips on helping your family to thrive and flourish?

4 Quick Happiness Hacks (That You May Be Doing Already)

'Happiness is an ongoing process' - Ed Diener, Positive Psychologist

The World Happiness Report was released last month.  It's a comprehensive look at who is happy, where they are, how happiness is measured globally, how we can improve our children's happiness and the neuroscience of happiness.  It's balm to a positive psychologist's heart.

The report is big - 172 pages!  The good news is that you don't need to read 172 page of report to increase your happiness.  

Here are some quick happiness wins. (So easy that you're probably doing them already). 

Mental Health: Their words

When I was in my early 20s I read a book called Tell Me I'm Here by Australian writer, broadcaster, film maker and social commentator Anne Deveson.  It's the story of her son, Jonathan, and his struggle with schizophrenia.  It is also her story as a mother, watching her son's torment, able to do so little to help.