When you're feeling overwhelmed it can be helpful to cast your eyes upwards to the stars.
Gery Karantzas, Deakin University This article is part of our series on understanding others’ feelings. In it we examine empathy, including what it is, whether our doctors need more of it, and when too much may not be a good thing. The notion of mind reading conjures images of psychic powers, crystal balls and other… Continue reading ‘I’m not a mind reader’: understanding your partner’s thoughts can be both good and bad
John Malouff, University of New England This article is part of our series on understanding others’ feelings. In it we examine empathy, including what it is, whether our doctors need more of it, and when too much may not be a good thing. “I just get so angry when he says he will call and… Continue reading Children learn empathy growing up, but can we train adults to have more of it?
Pascal Molenberghs, Monash University This is the introductory essay in our series on understanding others’ feelings. In it we will examine empathy, including what it is, whether our doctors need more of it, and when too much may not be a good thing. Empathy is the ability to share and understand the emotions of others.… Continue reading Understanding others’ feelings: what is empathy and why do we need it?
Keeping focus is essential for some tasks (Santa Barbara, Calif.)—If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again—and breathe and focus. According to a study by researchers at the UC Santa Barbara, as little as two weeks of mindfulness training can significantly improve reading comprehension, working memory capacity and ability to… Continue reading Breathe and focus
One of my favourite jobs was working in a shop that sold relaxation products, self help books and beautiful jewellery. Not only did I work with wonderful women who became dear friends, I got to meet, chat with and listen to an eclectic range of people. What became clear to me over those years was… Continue reading Insecurity and the imposter syndrome
This article was originally published on The Conversation and reproduced under Creative Commons — Attribution/No derivatives license. By Elizabeth Richardson, University of Edinburgh A new study sheds light on why natural spaces in cities can help keep us healthy. Researchers found that people living in neighbourhoods with a large amount of green space, such as parks… Continue reading Stress-busting effect of green spaces stronger on women
New Zealand has long been known for it’s stunning scenery, world-class golf courses and thrill seeking opportunities. However, less well known nationally and internationally are New Zealand’s luxurious yet ethical wellness resorts. Located throughout the North and South Islands these resorts, lodges and retreats are perfect if you’re seeking relaxation and/ or physical challenges, inspiration,… Continue reading Aro Ha wellness retreat
Painful recent events have brought me to delve into important aspects of my life, security, health, love, work, money happiness... and what I found disturbed me. While dealing with some intense emotions which ranged from fear, sadness and anger, I found to my annoyance a negative underlying voice whispering that it's not surprising, as I'm… Continue reading Shame and vulnerability
Happiness is when there is nowhere else you would rather be or anyone else you would rather be with or anything else you would rather be doing.