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Oliver and Jodie _Paws volunteers_2024
We Passed… Then failed as a Pet Therapy team

Oliver and I have been training for the last 8 months to become a volunteer team with PAWS Pet Therapy. Recently… we made the cut and passed our assessment. But then… after a visit with a busy little toddler, it became clear that Oliver didn’t quite have the patience or…

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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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What is Humble Inquiry, and How Can It Improve Workplace Culture _Jodie Cooper _ positive psychology coaching online wollongong
What is Humble Inquiry, and How Can It Improve Workplace Culture?

In this blog post, we’ll explore what is Humble Inquiry, its principles, and how it can play a vital role in improving your workplace culture. The concept was developed by renowned organisational theorist Edgar Schein… who’s kinda a hero of mine. In the ever-evolving landscape of modern workplaces, fostering effective…

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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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Elevate Your Success: Executive Coaching in Wollongong with Jodie Cooper

In today’s fast paced and demanding professional world, the need for executive coaching has never been more critical. The challenges and pressures faced by professionals are continually growing, making it essential to manage stress, rebuild confidence, and achieve a better work life balance. Jodie Cooper’s executive coaching program in Wollongong…

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Practicing self compassion_Jodie Cooper_positive psychology coach and wellbeing workshops_2023
Practicing Self Compassion – to rebuild confidence

Practicing self compassion may well be one of the most important things you do this year. Too many people focus on what they do wrong, where they failed or the times they missed the mark instead of noticing the things they did well. (Which is pretty normal when we take…

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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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