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Resilience: Building Skills to Cope With Adversity

Resilience is the ability to bounce-back from an adverse event. The more resilient a person is, the better his or her coping mechanisms will be in the face of a challenging situation. Not everyone copes with disturbing events in the same way. Some people suffer to such an extent that are unable to recover. Others […]

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Long Breaks or Micro-Breaks? Recharging Your Energy to Fuel Your Productivity

It is Thursday morning. You are at your desk trying hard to solve an important task, but every three minutes the telephone rings and you are constantly interrupted. You look at your to-do list and you start to panic. Everything needs to be finished by Monday morning and, if all these interruptions continue, you’ll probably […]

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Bucket List: Should We All Have One?

A few days ago, a friend and I were having a kind of philosophical conversation about life, our year and our achievements (one of these conversations you usually have at the end of a year). “Do you have any particular dream or thing that you would like to do or accomplish in your life?”, he […]

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Mindfulness: What Is It, And How Do I Start?

Let us begin with an analogy, a short story really, to explain what mindfulness is. A disciple asks his master, who is known to the people of the lands and its rulers for his farsightedness and wisdom: ‘Master, what can I do to be happy? What helps me to go my way, with strength and […]

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8 Mistakes That Stop You From Reaching Your Goals

If you haven’t set yourself any goals, how will you know if you are where you want to be? Last week, we told you about the importance of celebrating your achievements and praising yourself every time you meet your goals. This week, we will tell you why you may not be meeting your goals and […]

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Why We Should Celebrate Our Accomplishments – And What Happens If We Don’t

Imagine you have made a long climb to the summit of a mountain. It took you a great deal of effort to get there but you’ve made it, and now you can sit and enjoy a fascinating view. Yet instead of savouring the moment and congratulating yourself on your accomplishment, you start the hike down. […]

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Positive Affirmations – Do They Actually Work?

How many times have you said something to yourself over and over again, only to find it actually happening later? “I’m not going to be able to do it; I’ve tried before and it didn’t work, why would it this time?”. “I’m going to fail. I’m just not good enough for this position”. Call it […]

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Top 5 Foods to “Eat Yourself Happy”

We all know the impact our diet has on our physical health, but how much do we know about the effect of our nutrition on our mental health? Felice Jacka, associate professor, psychiatric epidemiologist and director of the Food and Mood Centre at Deakin University, and Chloe McLeod, an accredited practising dietitian, spoke to The […]

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Break Your Own Records! Introducing The “Best Ever” Feature

Have you been trying to improve your nutrition or to feel better at work? Have you made any progress there? How many days in a row have you been able to sustain it for? We keep making improvements to our app based on what research says makes us happy. We’ve mentioned before the importance of […]

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