The Power of Positive Psychology to Boost Your Wellbeing

Positive psychology is one of the fastest growing and most exciting areas of health and wellbeing science. It’s the study of optimal human functioning – finding the conditions that help people to thrive and flourish. Positive psychology is not to be confused with simplistic positive thinking, pop-psychology or self-help.

Forget the Couch. This Approach Will Refresh & Recharge You Better…

Rest. That one little word that is so simple yet often feels so far out of our grasp. We often think of rest as doing...

A 3-Step Approach for Reducing Overwhelm

At this busy time of year, it's easy for life to simply get on top of us. There's not only the Christmas parties and...
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Physical Activity & Exercise for Mental Health

Physical activity and exercise can play an important role in enhancing wellbeing and preventing or managing poor mental health. In this interview, psychologist and physical activity researcher Dr Nicola Burton outlines the relationships between physical activity and mental health and shares simple strategies to help you stick to an activity plan.

In a funk? Ten ways to shake it off.

Ever woken up in just a funky mood? Or gotten two hours into your day and already wishing you had your make up off and were hiding under the covers? When you need to shift your energy but you can’t go hide watching funny movies all day, here are ten ways to quickly shift it. Trust me, they work.

How to Manage & Release Anger in Healthy Ways

Anger experts tell us that anger is an emotion that arises due to a perceived injustice. Everyone gets angry. It's a part of our...

A No-Fuss Way to Instantly Improve Your Wellbeing

Research shows that this approach is one that resilient people tend to use often, that non-resilient people don't. The more resilient you are, the less often you'll experience stress and the quicker you'll bounce back from setbacks.

Gearing Towards the Good

Today's Wellness Wednesday tip is a very simple one. It involves a simple mindset shift you can practice everyday without it taking up time or being hard to do. The action steps will already be familiar to you ...I invite you to think about them in a new light, in terms of countering our natural negativity bias.

An Inspiring Story We Can All Learn From

One of the most positive developments in the area of wellbeing over the past few years is the number of high profile people sharing their experiences with mental health challenges. Earlier this week one of the highest ranking people in the Australian Federal Police, Commander Grant Edwards, shared his mental health journey on the television program Australian Story. It's an inspiring story that we can all learn from.

4 Ways to Start Your Work Day Right

Your morning routine can set the tone for the rest of your day, so if you want to stay motivated all day long, it’s important to start out on a positive note. With this in mind, here are four of the best ways to gear up for an inspiring and productive work day.

Stand Up For Your Health

Research has clearly shown that prolonged sitting is bad for our health and can take years off your life span. That’s a lot of scary information that really doesn’t help you much. Follow these practical steps to get moving at work without impacting your productivity.

The #1 Way to Mentally Recharge

Something I have learned in the past and had to re-learn recently is that there are different ways to relax and HOW you relax impacts directly on the level of energy recharge that you get from the activity. To get the maximum benefit from your relaxation time, you need to relax actively. Here's what that means...
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