positive psychology

Finding your purpose

Finding Your Purpose: Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted on November 8, 2017

  Since time immemorial, human beings have been perplexed by existential questions regarding the philosophy of purpose. As complex beings whose brains are wired to try and make sense of things big and small, it is only natural to wonder what our role in the vast universe is: Are we born for a reason and is our mission to unveil and live by it over the course of our lifespan? Or do we choose a purpose? Can we change ourRead More

Being Bright Awake

Being Bright Awake: Starting Your Day on a Good Note

Posted on October 14, 2017

  There is no manual that clearly explains how to wake up every day and feel confident that the day will be a good one. It’s not even merely a matter of having will power, as most people preach but find near impossible to practice. The closest that one can come to an optimistic appraisal of the day ahead is being hopeful. The truth is that there is no formula for waking up with positivity simply because there is noRead More

The futile pursuit of happiness

The Futile Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on August 23, 2017

  We all want to be happy. I remember quite vividly that when I was younger all I ever wanted to do was grow up! I associated growing up with all the fun that adults get to have, like working, buying things, having money, living on your own etc. I always assumed that this was what would make me happy, and I assumed all adults were happy. But as I grew up I realised how difficult it was to makeRead More

mindfulness in relationships

How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship

Posted on July 6, 2017

Mindfulness is the practice of being aware of the present moment, and having an accepting, kind, gentle and open attitude towards your thoughts and feelings. Traditionally the practice of meditation was seen as a solitary activity and the effects of it were mostly measured in terms of individual effects like making the person less stressful, happier and more successful. However in the recent years the effects of mindfulness has been studied neurologically, in terms of the effect it has onRead More

Gratitude at work

Why is Gratitude Essential at the Workplace?

Posted on June 8, 2017

It is sometimes the simple things in life that are most valuable, and yet somehow go unappreciated a great deal of the time: watching the sun rise, having someone call you on a regular basis to see if you have eaten, if you’re okay, or just to say hello, a pet who greets you with unparalleled enthusiasm every single day, time to do nothing and just be. The truth is that there are a million things to be grateful forRead More