What’s Trust Got To Do With It?

I’m reminded of the song by Tina Turner… ”What’s love got to do with it” …”What’s love but a second hand emotion,” …”Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken.” Trust is fundamental to all relationships and we often use past experiences and information to guide us on whether to trust or not. […]

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Positive People Coping With Grief & Bereavement

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Contrary to popular belief and theoretical underpinnings of grief and bereavement, there is now an (overdue) acceptance that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to grief and bereavement. It is as individual as the people who experience the loss. It is my intention to discuss the process of grief and bereavement gently, and to bring some […]

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Positive People Accept and Manage Stress

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Stress is an everyday occurrence, but when there is prolonged stress it can affect physical and mental wellbeing. Stress is often viewed as ‘that word’ and all the negatives associated with it…juggling family commitments, business deadlines, financial constraints, and stretching ourselves too thinly across a number of areas in our demanding lives. On the positive […]

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Positive People coping with Depression

This may seem a strange heading. Positive people coping with depression? Yes, we can still remain positive, focused and participate in life. While depression is an illness that causes feelings of sadness, tiredness and lack of interest in many aspects of our daily, social and working life, it does not define who we are...

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Positive People Create Their Own Luck

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Have you ever looked at someone and thought “He/she’s so lucky.  She/he has money, a great career, the opportunity to travel, and a wonderful relationship or marriage.”  You’re not alone.  I’ve done it too.  It’s easy to feel a little depressed and start to over think why we haven’t been as successful as that person.  […]

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Cultivate High Self Esteem

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Often the terms of self-esteem and self-confidence are considered the same or used interchangeably.  Although they are similar, they are in fact two different concepts.  Self Esteem refers to how you view yourself overall and appreciate yourself for who you are – foibles and all.  Self Confidence is how you feel about your abilities, and […]

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Positive People Managing Anxiety

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 “Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.” – Plato Before getting into the nitty gritty of anxiety as a topic, the good news is that anxiety is treatable.  It’s also reassuring somehow to know that everyone experiences feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension and stress from time to time. Anxiety takes on […]

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20 Tips On Turning Negative Into Positive Thinking

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There’s not a person alive who hasn’t had a time of thinking negatively. For some the move from negative to positive can be a real struggle and for others they ‘make it happen.’ Believe it or not there are some skills that we can take on board to help us become more positive. It’s time […]

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Positive People Combating Bullying and Domestic Violence


Bullying, tragically, is an everyday phenomenon in schools, homes, and the workplace, yet it is widely misunderstood. In the workplace, bullying and harassment cost the Australian economy over 10 billion dollars per year. This amount does not cover the hidden costs of replacing those who leave as a result of psychological injuries and the hiring […]

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