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"Positivity" Blog Posts

August 11, 2022

Self-Esteem: When My Inner Demon Gets It Wrong

"Running into that thing makes our anxiety spike – and we start telling stories in our head about what an inadequate person we are."

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July 7, 2021

How to Turn Negative Thoughts Into Positive Actions

What can we learn from the recently deceased "Father of CBT" Dr Aaron Beck? Identifying 10 types of distorted thinking.

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January 7, 2021

What Are You Grateful For? – Your Responses

After a dark 2020, it can be hard to see life's "silver linings." So we asked our social media friends and followers for some help. Here are some of their best reasons to be cheerful in 2021

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April 16, 2020

The Catalyst Effect: Lighting a Spark of Self-Belief

At 45, I decided to give up my teaching job and enroll in a journalism course. My first pitch landed me a short documentary for national radio. My producer Alexis had believed in my ability to succeed

July 4, 2019

How to Show Self-Compassion – Your Top Tips!

How do you react when you make a mistake or fall short of your goals? If you're anything like me, you'll criticize yourself relentlessly. And you'll dwell on the moments before the blunder, picking apart every decision that led you there. But what if the tables were turned and it was your colleague that slipped […]

April 17, 2018

Generosity at Work – #MTtalk Roundup

"The most truly generous persons are those who give silently without hope of praise or reward." – Carol Ryrie Brink (1895-1981), American author The Feel-Good Factor I'm not a big fan of WhatsApp groups. I only belong to one group that consists of a few family members. We mainly use it for invites or to […]

August 8, 2017

Creating a Happy Workplace – #MTtalk

Happy at Work? Spot the Difference Are you happy at work? Thinking about this question brought to mind three of my regular contacts. I work closely with a certain organization, and I usually deal with Jenna, Anita and Bella. Jenna, who holds a master's degree, has worked there for five years. She often tells me […]

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September 29, 2014

An Emotional Performance

Do you try to leave your emotions at the door when you go to work? You may squirm when people express their feelings openly, but, according to Jackie Barretta, author of "Primal Teams," emotions are what connect and motivate people. Acknowledging them is a good way to harness their power, and can even transform your […]

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