Kindness is Good For You!

The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) was founded in 1995 in the US and is celebrated every year on February 17th. The only other country that has allocated a day to kindness is New Zealand. Since 2004, New Zealand celebrates RAK day today, September 1st. Surely, Australia can get on this bandwagon, and there are some solid, scientific reasons why. The science of kindness comes from the Positive Psychology movement which began in 1998 headed by psychologist Martin Seligman. Positive psychology is focussed on researching people who are functioning best, and finding out the factors that account for their well-being and resilience. The outcome of this research has led to the discernment

Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety

10 Ways to Cope & Contribute During this Time of Crisis The coronavirus is a threat that we had never faced. Now, almost five months later, it's still a daily concern. Fatigue is setting in, and we can be forgiven for feeling frustrated and hopeless. This pandemic has had a significant impact on our lives; it has affected our work, our lifestyles, our ability to socialise & our sense of safety and security. And although we know it's temporary, most of us didn't expect it to last this long. Of course, we are feeling tired, frustrated and anxious! While the current social distancing measures are in place to keep us physically healthy, staying mentally healthy is also paramount. We all have our

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