Tag Archives: positive

Some light in the dark – positive news amidst the pandemic #coronavirus

In the first couple of weeks of The Great Lockdown, I have spent too much time on the news feeds obsessively reading the news and feeding my fears of uncertainty and missing out. Once the panic subsided, I have cut … Continue reading

Posted in fun & joy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Manifesto of Encouragement by Danielle LaPorte

Right now: There are Tibetan Buddhist monks in a temple in the Himalayas endlessly reciting mantras for the cessation of your suffering and for the flourishing of your happiness. Someone you haven’t met yet is already dreaming of adoring you. … Continue reading

Posted in quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Assume Positive Intent #happiness

I’ve recently learned this interesting and very powerful phrase that I now use to reframe everyday encounters. Every time when I interact with someone face to face, on a call, via email (especially email) I remind myself: Assume Positive Intent

Posted in self | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Art Saturday – Spanish still life #amwriting

I am making more time to write and it’s amazing. I wanted to share my new poem today. At the moment I am inspired by Frank O’Hara. Hope you make time for creativity, positive experiences and people you love this … Continue reading

Posted in art, self | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We all need some Positive News

I’ve been keeping an eye on these guys. I just love the idea of positive news – there is too much negativity around and good news do not get enough attention. I was too late for their crowdfunding campaign but … Continue reading

Posted in fun & joy, learn | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to give and receive love, starting now – Barbara Fredrickson’s TED talk

This short video is a great summary of a 6 week positive psychology course I am taking on Coursera currently. It’s fascinating how Fredrickson redefines what love is – see below. Giving and receiving love is vital for our well … Continue reading

Posted in video & film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To be happier, prioritise positive experiences on your to do list

If you find seaweed in your nether regions, you must be on a holiday 🙂 I am in my bucket list destination – Fuerteventura in Spain. Several days to pause, breathe, clear headspace, think about important things. In between being … Continue reading

Posted in self | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Build your Positivity Portfolio #happiness

I am taking a Positive Psychology course. I wanted to share one of the exercises. First, in the course they define 10 positive emotions as below (the last line reads LOVE). They also state that positive emotions broaden our perception (rather than narrow … Continue reading

Posted in default, learn | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Undoing is as important and difficult as doing #happiness

Sometimes undoing is as important and difficult as doing and takes as much time. Sometimes people who seem to lead average lives are actually working to transform themselves from within. Sometimes learning what you are not is as important as … Continue reading

Posted in quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

When your negativity alarm goes off, keep your energy safe in the happiness bubble

  Jack Black studied and coached extraordinary, very successful people for a long time. In the process, he narrowed down their success to 5 characteristics, one of them being an unshakable positive mental attitude. Jack then shared a simple, yet very effective … Continue reading

Posted in lifehacking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment