Thriving Bites #3
Next week I’m away for a week of cycling in country NSW with 14 other people. I’m looking forward to the physical exercise, the mental stimulation and relaxation, and some social connections with friends I already know and some that I don’t know yet.
The great combination of body, mind, and social.
No doubt there’ll be lots of photos taken and a few selfies. Speaking of selfies …
Today’s blog is based on a study published in the Psychology of Wellbeing about how selfies can help us thrive.
3 ways “Selfies” help us Thrive
Selfies often get some bad press.
We’ve heard the word selfie associated with self-esteem, narcissism, and mental illness.
“Selfitis” is now a word to describe a mental condition for people who feel compelled to continually post pictures of themselves on social media.
This latest blog discusses how selfies can help us Thrive.
Anxious to Awesome
CARLY’S STORY IS BEAUTIFUL
Carly knew she wasn’t thriving.
Like many people though, she kept telling herself she was fine. She felt embarrassed (and even ashamed) of admitting that she didn’t have control in her life.
Thank goodness that changed.
What’s on the shelf?
LATEST BOOK REVIEW
If you’re after a book about the brain that’s written in plain English but without being dull then here it is - 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need To Know.
Written by a neuroscientist turned writer.
And it’s designed beautifully which means key concepts are pulled out and highlighted making it so much easier for the reader to absorb and understand scientific descriptions.
Behind The Smile
AN EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF MENTAL HEALTH
One in five Australians aged 16-85 suffer from mental ill health in any one year. Mental illness is the third highest cause of disability in our country, and the rate of death by suicide is almost three times the road toll.
Thought Ratio is proud to have sponsored this event on 12 October in Sydney.
All funds raised will be going to the not-for-profit, grassroots organisation Australians for Mental Health.
A world summit on mental health
WHAT WAS ON THE AGENDA?
Rob Kelly, psychotherapist and creator of The Thrive Programme, recently attended the world’s first ever global mental health summit in London.
The Thrive Programme is now considered an innovative, powerful, and disruptive force in the field of mental health.
What was Rob’s take on the summit?