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The Mindapples blog has been our outlet for our thoughts, inspirations and company announcements since 2008. It’s actually how Mindapples started, just blogging about mental health and wellbeing, and inviting people to share what they do that’s good for their minds.

Now we use it in two ways: for occasional announcements and updates about what we’re doing, and to post articles about psychology and health research that could help people get to know their minds better. Browse the recent posts below, and get in touch if you find something interesting that you think we should be reading.

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Five things happy people do

And here’s another expert list of “things we should do to be happy”, this time from neuroscientist Gabrielle LeBlanc who has “canvassed the leading experts on what happy people have in common”. Well okay, actually it’s from Oprah.com. 🙂 Here’s a quick summary… Find your own golden self Eudaimonia means striving toward excellence based on […]

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12 steps to happiness

Here’s another take on the “things you should do to be happy” riff, this time from the Care Services Improvement Partnership. Interestingly they reference the economic crisis – which is funny because the economic crisis is also referencing us. Here’s a summary of their, erm… twelve: In situations of sustained social, economic and psychological stress, […]

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Robert Holden’s Five

Robert Holden, author, positive psychology guru and director of the Happiness Project (as seen in the BBC documentary ‘How To Be Happy’ no less), has been kind enough to send through his five-a-day. One “I love you.” One act of kindness. One “Thank you.” One act of forgiveness. One big laugh. His list so short […]

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Show your support

I’ve just made a little Mindapples badge for my blog, based on the logo designs my friend Kris did for us. Here it is: If you like what we’re doing and want to help, please do take a copy add it to your site, blog, MySpace and help us spread the word. Ooh, and I’ve […]

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Helping people

If helping people is one of my five (and it is sometimes…), then receiving nice e-mails about Mindapples is a great way for me to feel more mentally healthy. This is my favourite so far: “Just wanted to say, Mindapples is a great idea – good luck with it. I’ve been going through a bit […]

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Foresight Five

Bit of press coverage in the UK today about the publication of Foresight’s Mental Capital and Wellbeing Report. As the Times and the Guardian explain, some 400 scientists have identified the following five activities that we should do every day to be mentally healthy: Connect Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich […]

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Exercise cures everything!

Spark just arrived through my letterbox and I am going to talk about it even before I have read it. We have had over 500 responses so far to the Mindapples Test. *THANK YOU*, and one or two people mentioned exercise. This book I hope will explain all. John Ratey is a clinical associate professor […]

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Answers from the margin…

Wow, there’s a very interesting (and very long) comment stream going on over at Marginal Revolution. Take a look. [Updated:] Also just found this too.

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Thinking about vegetables

Richard Gerver has kindly shared his five-a-day. Richard is the former Head of Grange primary school, described as one the most creative schools in the world. Richard in now BIG in creativity in education …… 1. I am a fatalist…what will be will be, stress has never changed the course of history! 2. Running, God […]

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Sir Ken’s New Book

Sir Ken Robinson’s new book, The Element, will be out in February 09. Details have just been released by the London Business Forum for the launch of the book in London, which will be on the 3 February at the IMAX. To book click here. Richard Gerver, who had the good fortune to read The […]

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