A State of Flow

What makes a life worth living? What do we really need in order to be happy? If you have ever felt completely absorbed in something, you might have been experiencing a mental state that psychologists refer to as a state of flow. Achieving this state can help people feel greater…

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Angela Duckworth TED Talks Education, at the BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater. Filmed April 4, 2013. Photo: Ryan Lash


How are we coping with the new lockdown restrictions and worries about the pandemic as we go into 2021? Silly question - it's a tough time for all of us and most of us are just about hanging on in there by our fingertips - keeping small, keeping safe and…

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We are approaching the end of 2020 knowing we will have a different Christmas and New Year experience to past ones. And when we look ahead to 2021 we can have a sense of optimism now that a vaccine is becoming available - but also a sense of uncertainty and…

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Kelly McGonigal speaks at TEDGlobal 2013: Think Again. June 12-15, 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland. Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED

Is Stress Good or Bad?

The Covid 19 pandemic has affected all of us in many ways. We don't yet know what Christmas will look like, and although although we now have the welcome news that vaccines will become available, we don't know  when and we don't know what is in store for us in…

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John Bowlby's Research What is meant by "attachment" and does it matter? Attachment is an emotional bond to another person. Psychologist John Bowlby working in the UK in the 1940s,  believed that the earliest bonds formed by children with their caregivers have a tremendous impact that continues throughout life. According…

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