How NOT to Start the Year and What to do Instead

Discover the fundamental shift in the ‘happiness equation’ that is required to create true happiness.

Shawn Achor author of The Happiness Advantage outlines how increasing happiness can change individuals, communities and the world.

Watch this outstanding and entertaining message in which he shares 5 practical ways to train your brain for happiness!

THRIVE TV 054 – How to Enjoy Any Job with Kathryn Owler

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: The ‘secret’ to having fun in any job!  Top tips for avoiding leaving a ‘miserable’ job too soon.  Practical strategies for greater joy and purpose at work. VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE: Want to get notified of the next episode? Prefer to check out the podcast version of the show? ABOUT KATHRYN: Dr Kathryn Owler … Read More

Boundaries to Avoid Burnout (PART TWO)

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After the last two years of ongoing uncertainty, more and more people are being affected by burnout. Labelled as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organisation, burnout is so important to be aware of and to know how to avoid. When you’re caught up in a rushing lifestyle and constantly feel the pressure of a never-ending to-do list, the … Read More

Boundaries to Avoid Burnout (PART ONE)

Burnout. It’s something we’re hearing more and more about. Even normally resilient people have been affected by the ongoing low-level uncertainty of recent times which wears down our body’s coping mechanisms. Back before we heard of covid-19, in 2019, the World Health Organisation named burnout as an occupational phenomenon. So many people are caught up in a rushing lifestyle, juggling … Read More

THRIVE TV 053 – Roadmap to Resilience with Mark Black

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: The essential tool to reduce stress and anxiety. How to leverage change to your advantage . The secret to endless motivation. VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE: Want to get notified of the next episode? Prefer to check out the podcast version of the show? ABOUT MARK: Mark Black is a Heart and Double-Lung Transplant Recipient, … Read More

THRIVE TV 052 – Facing the Worst with David Downs

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: Resilience. Optimism when things get back. Practices you can employ to keep spirits up. VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE: Want to get notified of the next episode? Prefer to check out the podcast version of the show? ABOUT DAVID: David has had a successful career in the private and public sector, with senior roles at … Read More

THRIVE TV 051 – Write a Different Story with Verity Price

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IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How Verity shifted her life after applying positive psychology habits into her daily routine. Five habits for happiness. Insights into how our brains can help or hinder us. VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE: Want to get notified of the next episode? Prefer to check out the podcast version of the show? ABOUT VERITY: Way back … Read More

THRIVE TV 050 – Beyond Burnout with Suzi McAlpine

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: What exactly is burnout and what are the three red flags that tell us that someone may be suffering from burnout?  What are the causes of burnout (some may surprise you)  What are the four strategies that can be applied at an organisational, leadership and individual level to spot burnout, stop it and stamp it … Read More

On Handing Failure

This wasn’t the post I wanted to share. If you read my article earlier this month, you’ll know that I have been working towards my Accredited Speaker designation (the highest accreditation within Toastmasters International.) I delivered my live presentation to a panel of secret judges and over the weekend I got the tough news that I did not pass this … Read More

THRIVE TV 049 – The Power of a Morning Routine with Kate Watkinson

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: How having a nourishing morning routine sets you up for a positive day.  Successful people’s morning routines.  Modern neuroscience on the power of mornings.  VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE Want to get notified of the next episode? Prefer to check out the podcast version of the show? ABOUT KATE: Kate is a women’s holistic wellbeing … Read More