What is mindfulness? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem
Mindfulness is all the rage in mainstream Western culture, but University of Melbourne research raises questions over how poorly defined and researched it is.
Why feeling pain is key to our happiness
University of Melbourne psychologist Dr Brock Bastian on the value of experiencing pain and accepting unpleasantness in our pursuit of pleasure and happiness.
Positive psychology much more than ‘Happyology’
Lifelong wellbeing is determined more by our patterns of behaviour over a trajectory rather than by any particular critical event.
Teaching wellbeing at school
A new education program that integrates wellbeing learning into the classroom regardless of the subject could be the key to improving student progress.
The right frame of mind(fulness)
A single-minded approach to mindfulness could bring big benefits if adopted by business, government and industry.
The value of strength-based parenting
Strength-based parenting can bring huge benefits, using positive psychology to unlock your children's potential and enhance their wellbeing.
Meditating on our health
Evidence that mindfulness techniques can improve our health is mounting and it may be time to start mainstreaming it in our health system.
Easing your child’s back to school worries
New research shows mindful parenting can significantly reduce children's stress levels, which is particularly relevant during the back to school period.