Resilience

Local is our future book summary by Jodie COoper _2024
“Local is Our Future” by Helena Norberg-Hodge – A book summary

“Local is Our Future” by Helena Norberg-Hodge is a compelling book offering localism as a solution to the world’s most pressing issues. Norberg-Hodge is an advocate for local economies, communities and sustainable living. She presents a thought-provoking argument for the importance of returning to a more local way of life.…

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Book Review of Essentialism: Embracing the Power of Less

At the core of essentialism is doing less but achieving more. I think we could all agree, that’s a pretty cool idea! In the chaos of modern life, where busyness often overshadows productivity, the concept of essentialism gives us hope to regain our clarity and focus. Greg McKeown’s book, “Essentialism:…

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Prioritising Health: Wellbeing Habits for a Busy Wonder Woman

In a world that often feels like a sh!tstorm of responsibilities, it’s easy for the modern professional woman (that’s you and me) to not be prioritising health. Unfortunately, this week I’ve fallen into this trap. (Yes, seriously, after 18 years, you’d think I’d know better.) But we’re all learning together…

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Why Hope is Essential and How to Nurture It 5 _Jodie Cooper _ positive psychology coaching online wollongong
Why Hope is Essential and How to Nurture It in Our Complex Modern Society

In our fast-paced, complex modern society, hope is essential. Perhaps, more essential than it’s ever been before. I’ve been reading Humanity’s Moment by Joëlle Gergis, which is a climate scientists case for hope. It’s terrifying and optimistic. Devastating and inspiring. Overwhelming and exciting. To say there’s some conflicting emotions as…

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The expectation gap – are the “Jones’s” wrecking your life?

Imagine you could choose between earning $50,000 or $100,000 each year. Pretty silly question, right? Well, actually, there’s some interesting data that indicates the majority of people would choose the $50,000. The choice was $50,000 – providing that everyone else was only earning $25,000. Or $100,000 – but everyone else…

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What is iGen? – And how can we help them?

What is iGen? They are the generation born in 1995 and later. They grew up with the Internet and could swipe before they could walk. Unlike any generation before them they have had unlimited access to the internet and have been shaped by this engagement with devices. I’ve recently read…

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Practicing mindfulness in a pandemic
Practicing mindfulness in a pandemic

Living through a pandemic isn’t easy, but practicing mindfulness can help A LOT. Mindfulness is getting a lot of attention in the corporate world at present because bringing mindfulness to work has some powerful benefits at both the individual and organisational levels. With our current pandemic increasing anxiety, uncertainty and…

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Play can help us deal with stress and become more resilient

Last year, Narelle Lemon and I graduated from our Masters of Applied Positive Psychology together. Funnily enough, on that first scary day at Uni almost three years ago, Narelle sat next to eachother and just clicked. We helped eachother through Uni and became firm friends in the process. Narelle has…

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