Where do you live?

Dwelling. It’s an interesting word. It means the home itself, but also what we do in it. It also means something else. To dwell upon something. To linger thinking on something, to cogitate, ruminate. In an effort not to ruminate upon the troubles, large and small which afflict us these days, I have been paintingContinue reading “Where do you live?”

Lets talk about resilience

To some people resilience seems to be a dirty word. I get it, and I don’t get it. What is resilience? To me – it’s like an immune system for the mind. We all have an immune system that helps us fight off illness, disease, infection. When we get ill it is our immune systemContinue reading “Lets talk about resilience”

The Science of Happiness

I have just done the first week of a really interesting free online course, “The Science of Happiness” – by Berkeley on the edx platform. (You should take a look – there is an endless stream of excellent free learning opportunities) This course looks at positive psychology and some of the evidence based methods whichContinue reading “The Science of Happiness”