The Scientific Benefits of Giving

It is claimed that the act of giving can actually be beneficial to your health, make you feel happier, whilst providing much needed resources to charities and other good causes. What you may not realise is that there is actually a scientific basis to these benefits.

Kindness is also contagious

The frightening thing about the Coronavirus pandemic, is the rate of infection; how extremely contagious it is. That is why the strategy from the very beginning was to try and stop the spread of the virus by decreasing our social contact and increasing our sanitary habits. Consequently, when we hear the word ‘contagious’, we have extremely negative connotations to it. However, not everything that is contagious is negative; kindness is also contagious.

What successful people know

Have you ever wondered what the secret to success is?  If so, you would have discovered that there are many qualities like hard work, determination, skill and a good measure of being at the right place at the right time, that will all play a role in how successful people are. However, regardless of the […]

Before & After

If you think of any programme, whether that is a weight loss programme, a diet plan, a bodybuilding programme, a language course, almost anything where the aim is that you become better in some form or another; one of the best ways to get others to join in, is by what we call a ‘before […]

Crisis: danger and opportunity

The world is in a crisis, there is no denying it. However (and I find this quite ironic, considering where the virus originated), the Chinese symbol for ‘crisis’, can be separated into two symbols; one meaning ‘danger’ and the other one meaning ‘opportunity’. This is indeed an accurate description of a crisis, as on the […]

The power to choose…

If there is one word, we can use to describe how many people felt over the last few months, it is the word ‘powerless’. As we are facing the worldwide Coronavirus crisis, it often feels as though we are on a conveyor belt over which we have no control; we don’t know how long it […]

Powerful words

Words are powerful; whether they are life-giving or life-taking words. That is why, if we want to make a positive difference to the world, we need to consciously choose to build people, rather than break them, with the words we use.  Maybe you have heard (or even used) the proverb: “Sticks and stones may break […]