Why saying ‘Not all Men’ is a Problem

Why saying ‘Not all Men’ is a Problem

Why saying ‘Not all Men’ is a Problem I was eavesdropping on a discussion between my 16-year-old daughter and a group of her friends and by their tones, I could hear something interesting was going on: “That’s just such bullsh*t!”, said one of the boys. “I’m...
The superfood of positive emotions

The superfood of positive emotions

The syperfood of positive emotions Positivity Resonance: Understanding everyday love. (Prof. Barbara Fredrickson) Emotions and how they are discussed and classified is a hot topic within and outside of psychology. Traditionally, psychology classifies emotions into...
Good Old Fashioned Hospitality

Good Old Fashioned Hospitality

Updates from Happiness & its Causes Conference 2020 Dr Robert Biswar-Diener talked about “Why Hospitality is the answer to some of the world’s most pressing problems.”  He defines hospitality as an attitude of welcome – even towards strangers. It is a cousin...
My dear Melbourne, we are grieving

My dear Melbourne, we are grieving

My dear Melbourne, we are grieving Lockdown Wave 2 in Melbourne has been very different. This time around, no one is posting photos of home-baked bread or #grateful pics of their morning walks. We are truly on our own whilst our Sydney and Brissy friends bask at the...
Dear Furry Friends of ISO

Dear Furry Friends of ISO

Dear Furry Friends of ISO  A constant for me in this 2020 Melbourne lockdown lifestyle has been my daily walks with my husband and my chocolate roan cocker spaniel called Rolo. Although I hold deep affection for my husband, I have been reflecting more and more about...