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Sense of Serenity in July #FlourishInsideOut

July 11, 2017

This month, I’m a bit late with Flourish Inside Out. The theme for the month is serenity. I must confess, the first phrase that comes to mind with this emotion is ‘How’s the serenity‘ {cue The Castle}. But I digress. What is serenity Serenity is a state of being calm, at peace and untroubled. In other words, it is the opposite of feeling stressed and busy, which is what a lot of us commonly experience. Benefits of serenity While there…

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Take pride in June

June 4, 2017

Pride is not an emotion you automatically think of when coming up with positive emotions. In fact, most references to pride are negative. It’s a deadly sin, it comes before a fall, and therefore we’ve been told for centuries it’s not good for us. But that’s exactly the positive emotion we are focussing on for June as part of Flourish Inside Out. What is pride Pride comes from feeling dignified and important in what we do. It is a sense…

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Fun and laughter in May

May 2, 2017

Given that it’s a new month, it’s time for a different theme for Flourish Inside Out. In May, we look at amusement. Amusement is the positive emotion experienced during play – either physical, rough-and-tumble play, or mental play in the form of games, puzzles, and humour. I realised some time ago that I seemed to have lost my sense of fun. I used to laugh a lot. I used to make jokes. But then, somewhere along the line, I got serious.…

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Get curious in April

April 2, 2017

Happy Sunday, dear readers! It’s that time of the month when I delve into the theme of the month for Flourish Inside Out. In April, I aim to focus on interest which can evoke a sense of curiosity. What is interest According to Barbara Fredrickson, interest is a heightened state that calls attention to something new that inspires fascination and curiosity. Interest is alive and invigorating, wakes you up and leaves you wanting more. Benefits of curiosity Interest inspires curiosity and curiosity…

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Flourish Inside Out The Month That Was

March 2017: Kinda awesome

April 1, 2017

I’m a bit late with my first of the month post looking back at the month that was March. March started off with high hopes but somehow, mentally, it just didn’t do it for me. In spite of trying to focus on awe-inspiring things during the month, I kinda lost my mojo. Partly because of the weather — we had rainy weather for most of March making it tough to go out and look for things that inspired me with…

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