Beyond Happiness – The A to Z of Intentionomics #038 Empathy

Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life. This is keyword #038 – Empathy. The intentional trust relationships you build through your life roles … Read more »

Dependability in work and personal life

52 Intentional Affirmations: #16. I am someone people can depend on! This week I will intentionally help someone who really needs help. Each week I’m reporting here on my personal experience in implementing my 52 Intentional Affirmations. These are designed to help us be more intentionally mindful of the impact our intentions have on living … Read more »

Make it personal for more meaning in life

Is your job role purposeful? Is it meaningful to you? Or is it something that you do because you need to and that it allows you to pay the bills? Not all of us are blessed to be working in roles that we find fulfilling. And I’m not a believer in the often held view … Read more »

Book Review: Curious by Todd Kashdan

Do you ever feel like you’re in a bit of rut or that each day is flying by and when you think about it, it’s all a bit of a routine existence? If that sounds even a bit like your current reality, grab a copy of Todd Kashdan’s book Curious for a fresh take on … Read more »

Curiosity Is Not THE Answer

On Radio National’s ‘All In The Mind’ (Sunday’s 5:00pm), program host Lynne Malcolm recently interviewed Professor Todd Kashdan, author of the book Curious. You can read about (and listen) to the interview in full here. I’ve read Todd’s book and thoroughly enjoyed it and will post a book review next week, so keep a look-out for that. … Read more »

20 Personal Resources Of Intentionomics

You have a lot of resources available to you right now to help you live a happy flourishing and prosperous work and personal life. I’ve just completed studying the text book on Positive Psychology by Compton and Hoffman which is a meta-study on much of the research conducted in the wide ranging field of applied … Read more »

Are You An Intentional Spender?

Here’s a simple thought experiment to start this post… For the moment, let’s assume whether it’s true or not, that you have sufficient cash flow and savings to spend $1,000. Take a look at the following list. Which would you choose as your top pick to spend your money on? A new ‘tech toy’ – … Read more »

Father Bob Maguire – An intentional life

52 Intentional Affirmations: #15. I have more than enough inner strength to intentionally help me through the tough times! This week I will learn about the life of a true hero Each week I’m reporting here on my personal experience in implementing my 52 Intentional Affirmations. These are designed to help us be more intentionally … Read more »

The Increasing Arguments Against Happiness

Over the past decade, the emergence of the ‘happiness movement’, applied positive psychology and the pursuit of research in the field of subjective well-being has continually gained momentum. However recently, there appears to be more and more warnings on the potential downside of the pursuit of happiness… and it concerns me. Rather than provide an … Read more »

Are you courageous enough to act on your reality?

I was in conversation with an acquaintance recently who I’ve known for almost 20 years because their sons and our sons went to the same school. He is a nice guy, we’re not friends, but we do see each other quite often around our local shopping centres. About a decade ago Liz and I got … Read more »