Category Archives: Positive Psychology

The path to happiness – Part III: Why you should make an effort to feel good

Read Part I and Part II of this series I recently spoke to a friend of mine about how we sometimes seem to gain something from being negative, sad or angry. Although we might be aware that our negativity doesn’t … Continue reading

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Turning Stress and Trauma into Positive Change

A herd of springbok grazes peacefully in the Bushveld. Suddenly, the wind shifts, carrying with it a new, but familiar scent. The springboks sense danger in the air and become instantly tensed to a hair trigger of alertness. They sniff, … Continue reading

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Can we think ourselves healthy or sick?

Thinking about Positive Psychology and well-being, one  will sooner or later ponder the question whether and how our thinking, or mind, influences health and disease. Answers to this question vary greatly. On the one extreme is the traditional medical viewpoint, … Continue reading

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YouTube white board animation on Positive Psychology

Sometimes it can be difficult to explain certain concepts, where pictures make it so much easier. Enjoy! The video was created by Nick Standlea, a former research associate for Mike Csikszentmihalyi at the Quality of Life Research Center. Thank you very … Continue reading

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The path to happiness – Part II: What makes you (really) happy?

Read part I of this series: Why bad news is stronger than good news About a month ago, my financé and I were on holiday in Kwazulu-Natal and I was going to spend a day on my own. I was … Continue reading

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The path to happiness – Part I: Why bad news is stronger than good news

Let’s look at some facts about happiness(1): Over the last half century, purchasing power has doubled for people in the wealthy nations like the USA or Europe. This means, there are more people in the world than ever before that … Continue reading

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What are Metathoughts?

Ordinary Thoughts Thoughts are the driving force in our lives; every idea, action and creation originates in thought. However, most of the time we experience thoughts as automatic and accept our inner voice without reflection. The result are thought processes … Continue reading

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