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New research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy

May 20, 2012 – 9:07 pm |

Victoria University
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Research shows how to increase mental wellbeing and feel happy
Published 17 May 2012
Why is it that some people seem to waltz through life in a bubble of happiness, when for others each …

Turning dreams into reality: understanding how your brain works could help!

May 17, 2012 – 10:10 am | One Comment

TURNING DREAMS INTO REALITY: understanding how your brain works could help!
 By Simon Parkinson-Jones

Do  you have a dream or vision of something you want to accomplish in life?  A new business, taking a year off to …

What’s the cornerstone of a successful life? Feeling good.

January 20, 2012 – 9:25 pm |

By Paul Smetana
We need it for our Socio-Economics, our health,wealth, and self esteem. It’s vitally important for our relationships, social, business, work, and career. In the area of creativity, competition, and Intelligence IQ, it’s …

Joy and embarrassment – by Paul Smetana

January 16, 2012 – 8:44 pm | One Comment

It seems to me that there are some misgivings about appearing happy and filled with joy in public. Its as if to do so is to show yourself as slightly crazy, and so we might …

An Ode to Joy by Paul Smetana

January 8, 2012 – 9:49 pm | 2 Comments

I recently remembered an interesting thing about contracting Alzheimer’s.  Shock can produce it! But Why? Why can shock cause Alzheimer’s?
Then it came to me in a flash. Let me explain what came to me. Our …

The benefits of doing nothing and taking time out for yourself these holidays – by Joel Le Blanc

December 30, 2011 – 6:47 pm |

The holidays are a strange season. The very word implies that people are doing just that — holidaying. However, if you are like many others, you probably end up busier and more stressed out during …

Editor’s Pick: Goodies of 2011

December 26, 2011 – 9:04 pm |
Editor’s Pick: Goodies of 2011

As we head towards 2012 I couldn’t resist doing a ‘fly-by’ of this year’s amazing collection of positive news articles.  Some stood out for me personally as incredibly heart-warming and touching.  So here they are, …

Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

December 25, 2011 – 10:35 am |
Merry Christmas/Happy Solstice!

Where ever you are, what ever you’re doing, wising you a happy, joyous, loving day.
Take care of yourself, and your loved ones and remember to have some good old fashioned fun!

Take on the 30 Day Dream to Reality Challenge with Charlotte Squire!

October 28, 2011 – 5:52 pm |

Got an inspiring goal you’d like to achieve by the end of 2011?
With the right focus, amazing change can happen in 30 days.
Join the November 30 Day Dream to Reality Challenge!  Note: places are limited.
Team …

‘Flash mob’ Meditations Awaken Public Interest in UK

September 24, 2011 – 10:35 am |

By Seán Dagan Wood & Andre Berry – Positive News UK
Popularity of group meditation increases across London
Hundreds of meditators are converging in public spaces in London to take part in ‘flash mob’ meditations. The pre-planned …

Letter to the Editor: Habits of Happiness Course Offered in Christchurch

September 20, 2011 – 3:26 pm |

Anyone in ChCh want to learn some ‘habits of happiness’? My ‘Habits of Happiness’ course is becoming increasingly popular with spaces filling fast for the next course starting October the 6th. Every Thursday night for …

Random Acts of Kindness Day: Thursday September 1!

August 23, 2011 – 2:29 pm |

New Zealand’s had a tough year on so many levels, and this year’s RAK Day has never been such a salve. We are thrilled to let you know that New Zealand’s Random Acts of Kindness …

Online Survey About Happiness Levels for Kiwi Women

August 4, 2011 – 2:10 pm | 2 Comments

An online survey conducted by Good Health magazine to establish how happy New Zealand women are has revealed some surprising results*.
30% of Kiwi women are concerned about their level of happiness, and 34% don’t know …

How Wellbeing Contributes to Productivity

June 29, 2011 – 2:20 pm |
How Wellbeing Contributes to Productivity

” There is a large amount of evidence from the academic research to support the idea that if organisations nurture psychological well-being (PWB) in their workforce it will bring tangible bottom-line benefits. At …

Reclaiming Firm Ground for Your Relationship – Despite the Quake

April 27, 2011 – 7:56 pm |

Don’t let earthquakes shake your relationship
The ‘new’ normality of Christchurch is beginning to mould our day to day reality. It might not be a desired kind of new and few of us are very excited …

Kāpiti Coast’s Greenest Street: Growing the future

April 22, 2011 – 6:10 pm | 2 Comments

Blog 8: by Stacey Gasson
Joe Simmonds doesn’t actually live in Rainbow Court, but his mum Angie does. And he’s left his mark on the community in the shape of a series of garden beds. Rainbow …

Rising Importance of Wellness in the Workplace Gains Recognition

March 7, 2011 – 3:52 pm |

Press release: NZ Mental Health Foundation
Over recent years the responsibilities and expectations on employers around staff wellbeing have changed yet for many managers it is still an area that presents challenges.
This year’s annual …

Ekodo: A Thousand Years of Bliss

February 27, 2011 – 10:48 pm | 2 Comments

By Sean Weaver
About 30 of us gathered for an Ekodo workshop one sunny Sunday afternoon. Sunlight dappled on the polished floor and through folding doors the cottage garden swayed in a summer breeze, making me …

How to Flourish in the Festive Season

December 22, 2010 – 11:12 am |

For many people, Christmas and New Year is a time for giving, relaxing and spending time with loved ones but for others it can be a time of loneliness and financial stress.
During this …

Law of Attraction Coaching – with Charlotte Squire

December 20, 2010 – 2:37 pm |

Set yourself up for an amazing 2011

Attract your dream home
Manifest your ideal job
Enjoy a smooth, happy relationship
Create a tide of wealth
Call in your ‘One’

Create the strategy, and gain the inspiration and clarity …

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