The infectiously positive art of LAURA HAWKINS

The journey we take in our career shapes us - our surroundings have an effect, positive or negative, it's also how you handle these surroundings that helps too. Laura Hawkins has taken a few routes to her current path and she's done so with nothing but the most infectious positivity.

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Dopamine’s Yin-Yang Personality: It’s an Upper and a Downer

Summary: Researchers shed light on the dual nature of dopamine, as a neurotransmitter that makes us seek pleasure and also reinforces avoidance of pain. Source: UC Berkeley. For decades, psychologists have viewed the neurotransmitter dopamine as a double-edged sword: released in the brain as a reward to train us to seek out pleasurable experiences, but … Continue reading Dopamine’s Yin-Yang Personality: It’s an Upper and a Downer

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Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress

Around 2015 or so, adult colouring books arrived on the Amazon bestseller list , and haven’t left since. The response was polarizing: Kate Middleton was reportedly a fan at one point, but Quartz dubbed them America’s “cry for help .” Forbes called them the “dark horse of publishing” that year. Source: Why Art Therapy, Coloring … Continue reading Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress

Take these steps to grow your career in the new year

We all want to expand our knowledge, learn something new, prove our worth and move up the ladder. How do you get started? Knowing the right company that fits your culture, passion, and industry is the first step. But once you find the right company, how do you work your way up? Source: Take these … Continue reading Take these steps to grow your career in the new year

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Tired Of Bad News, Artist Illustrates All The Great And Awesome Things Of 2018

Left and right images by Mauro Gatti and featured with permission LA-based artist Mauro Gatti has but one rule when he illustrates, “If it doesn’t make you smile, change it.” This definitely rings true in his ‘ The Happy Broadcast ’ project, where the Italian-born creative, who has worked with brands including Google, Giphy, YouTube, … Continue reading Tired Of Bad News, Artist Illustrates All The Great And Awesome Things Of 2018

Setting Intentions for 2019

Can you believe it is the last Friday of 2018? Each year seems to fly by more quickly than the last. With New Year’s Eve just a few nights away, we plan to ring in the New Year at home in our PJs and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Source: Setting Intentions … Continue reading Setting Intentions for 2019

Start Using These Psychological Triggers In Your Copywriting

Psychology is a science founded in human motivation and behaviour and is essentially all about what makes people tick. As a marketer, if you can understand what drives somebody and why someone may behave a certain way, the better you’ll be able to understand them, work with them, and ultimately influence them. Source: Start Using … Continue reading Start Using These Psychological Triggers In Your Copywriting

How Positive Reappraisal Can Boost Happiness

A few years ago, my car’s transmission blew completely. If I had wanted to, I could have focused on the negative things about this experience–it cost about $2,000 to fix, it happened as part of a string of repairs on that car, I desperately needed that car to get to work, and money was really tight.

Nobel Laureate André Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art

“To harmonize the whole is the task of art,” the great Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky wrote in contemplating the spiritual element in art and the three responsibilities of artists. “The aim of art is insight, understanding of the essential life of feeling,” philosopher Susanne Langer asserted a generation later in her trailblazing treatise on the purpose of art. But even … Continue reading Nobel Laureate André Gide on the Five Elements of a Great Work of Art

12 Positive psychology posts for resilience

It is a New Year, new beginnings this time of year tends to magnify peoples loneliness.  There are many blog posts that enable people to function at their best.  This is 12 of them, enjoy;

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Self Acceptance – is for Grown-ups

  Yesterday I watched a video by Simon Sinek on "Millenials in the Workplace."  It was an excellent discourse on why Millenials are so unhappy.  In the 15 minute interview, he covers the addictiveness of social media to flawed parenting.  He argues an entire generation is growing up with lower self-esteem. His talk reminded me of … Continue reading Self Acceptance – is for Grown-ups

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Attractiveness Bias – Judge a book by its cover

If you have a LinkedIn or a Facebook profile, you would have most likely heard that you should use a professional personal photograph for your profile picture. I took this advice seriously enough to employ one of my professional photographer Friends to take my Facebook and LinkedIn profile picture for me. Despite the adage not … Continue reading Attractiveness Bias – Judge a book by its cover