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Understanding Emotions

How many of us avoid situations, people, memories, and many other things in life which trigger an unpleasant emotion inside us?

Why a Retreat is NOT Running Away

Have you ever thought about attending a retreat, but decided against it? There are many seemingly good reasons for not attending. Do any of the common reasons for not going to a weekend [...]

The Meaning of Love

Love is arguably the most important word in the English language.

Is the Universe a Hologram?

It sounds like science fiction, but yesterday’s science fiction often turns out to be tomorrow’s science fact. The concept of a holographic universe was first proposed by physicist David Bohm in the 1980s. [...]

What is Positive Psychology?

Throughout most of its history, psychology has focused on psychological disorders. Two major and often opposing schools of thought and methods of treatment have dominated. Behaviorist psychology takes the view that we are [...]

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Surveys say nearly 70% of Australians make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 20% of those who do stick with them. What’s the secret of the minority’s success? Are they the ones with [...]

The History of the Holiday Season

The theme of our December newsletter was "The True Spirit of Christmas." In it, we presented a brief history of Christmas since the Christian era, but the roots of the holiday season go [...]

Changing Habits

How many times have you tried to change a habit? It's not the easiest thing to do. In fact, it can take up to 90 days of doing the same thing every day for a new behaviour to form.

Breathing Article

Feeling tense? Tightness in the chest? Difficulty catching your breath? Practice this simple breathing technique to help lower physical symptoms associated with stress and anxiety.

How a Computer Game can assist with Positive Change

Computer games are fun, but can a computer game also be a therapeutic tool? A combination of biofeedback technology and stunning graphics, the BrightHearts app is designed to help users tap into positive [...]