The Science behind Acts of Giving

Recently, a phenomenon called Acts of Giving has been popping up all over the media. It’s even more noticeable over the festive season when we are urged to give more to others. However, being kind and giving to others has a direct impact on our...

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Your Personal Quarterly Review

The first four months of 2017 have galloped passed us, and we are fast approaching the second half of the year. At the start of the year, we set out with good intentions and goals we wanted to achieve by the end of the year....

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My 2016 Books of Inspiration

I am an avid reader and a firm believer in the power of personal development. Reading expands my mind by creating new thoughts, perspectives and ideas. I always give my clients a gentle nudge to read a certain book or article that may help them...

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Why we are uncomfortable being happy?

Every day we receive encouraging quotes via social media that promote positive thinking, perseverance, and ways to look at life from the bright side. Do you ever wonder where this trend started? Have you ever considered whether it adds any value? Like most trends, it’s...

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Joy vs. happiness

  A good friend asked me what the difference is between joy and happiness. I pondered on the question and decided to answer it in the form of a blog. I guess the word “happiness” is often used out of context. It is such an easy...

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Your 2016 Roadmap

The end of a year is a time of reflection and magical mystery. December is the month many of us take stock of our past year. We decide on what was great and what wasn’t so nice (no desire to repeat). We categorise and compartmentalise...

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New Year, New Beginnings

A new year has arrived… A year filled with hope, dreams and optimism. You may have figured out your new year’s resolutions or perhaps you set some brave goals. You could also have decided to just ride the wave and take life as it comes....

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Tired and Wired

The year is drawing to a close. Everybody I speak to sounds exhausted and some have mild symptoms of burn-out. Conversations revolve around how mentally and physically tired we are and how people seem short tempered and impatient. Team members are edgy, snappy and wired;...

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The Power of Resilience

Resilience is one of those traits that we admire in others and often wish we had more of. What makes resilience such a powerful life skill to have, and can it be developed? First things first, resilience is a positive thinking pattern that enables us...

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Negative emotions make us ill

Positive Psychology, the science of being happy, is often criticised for being “happiology” because it focuses on positive thinking, positive emotions, and positive relationships, etc. People regard the happiness aspect to be skewed and something that suppresses negative emotions. This is a social myth because...

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