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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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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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Getting awe-struck in March

March 2, 2017

It’s that time of the month when we talk about the positive emotion as part of Flourish Inside Out for the new month. For March, our focus is on Awe. What is awe? I’m sure we’ve all experienced a sense of awe at some point in our lives. It’s that sense of ‘wow’-ness. Okay, so that’s not the technical definition. A sense of awe is that sensation if being part of something much bigger than ourselves. For instance, realising that you…

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February 2017: Full of love

March 1, 2017

February seemed like such a long month even though it was just 28 days. Or was that just me? My focus in February as part of Flourish Inside Out was love. Compared to January, I must confess I fell off the wagon a bit on this front. While I took pictures, I wasn’t really loveable to myself or to some others around me. In February, I juggled work and tried to find balance which I struggled with. The pluses in…

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