This Week on Destination Happiness..
Each day we are faced with many decisions. Sometimes we can be drawn to take an easy option even when it may not be the best thing for us. Veteran Mentors are a group of ex-servicemen and women who share a common goal in helping the families and communities of Australia.
Their program is about giving Australia’s youth the tools to be able to develop qualities including resilience, teamwork, respect and to make the wise decisions, even when it may mean facing some immediate hardship.
What makes you, you?
We all have individual qualities and interests that make us who we are, but how often do we get the opportunity to sit and reflect about it?
The VIA character strengths survey is an online test which orders your hierarchy of character strengths from most relating to you, to least relating to you, based on the answers you provide. The 24 strengths are a set of universal virtues celebrated within every society and culture. Some examples include: courage, bravery, perspective, and forgiveness.
For this week’s happy mind segment, Angie and resident psychologist Chris Mackey discuss their character strengths and how they benefit from recognising them. The VIA character strengths survey is available at http://www.viacharacter.org/www/.
Ella and her music mentor Michael Stangel
From a young age, high school student Ella battled with anxiety. After being bullied in primary school, she developed a number of health issues related to her emotional struggles. It was then, that Ella discovered that her love for singing was a way through the dark times and now she’s been able to come through her anxiety and have a promising singing future.
When record producer Michael Stangel recorded Ella singing for a school project, he was blown away. So much so, that he took the recording to some collaborators, who’ve decided to feature Ella’s voice on a number of tracks to be released in Europe. Tune in this week to meet this inspirational young lady.
Cynthia Morton – Truth Aches
With the hustle and bustle of today’s world pushing many of us to our limits, it can at times feel difficult to step away and recharge our batteries. Floatation therapy is one remedy to modern day burnout. Immerse yourself in the warm salty water of the floatation pod and feel the calmness creep in.
The water in the floatation pod is set to the temperature of your skin, so that after some time, the feeling of being in water disappears and it feels as though you’re actually floating. Mind Body Salt also have a range of salt therapies that many people report great benefit for lung and skin conditions.
With Kombucha seemingly everywhere these days, it’s a welcome change from high sugar drinks. Angie went along to meet with the team at Remedy Kombucha to learn more about it. Kombucha is essentially a fermented tea that’s packed full of nutrients and although sweet is sugar free. Having been around for thousands of years, it’s only recently that we’ve more widely embraced the health benefits of Kombucha. Kombucha is said to have the added bonus of benefiting the diversity and health of all the good bacteria in our gut.
Naturopath Lindsay Ingleton talks about sleep
Are you getting enough sleep? Stress, kids and digital distractions are some examples of obstacles to achieving a good night’s sleep, but why do we need to get a full night’s rest?
This week, resident naturopath Lindsey Ingleton speaks to us about why it’s important to be getting our full dose of zzz’s each night.
Situated in the lovely Seaport precinct of Launceston is Peppers Seaport Hotel. Located on a dry dock in the heart of Australia’s third oldest city, the hotel is designed in the shape of a ship. Here you’ll be able to soak up the history and culture of one of North Tassie’s best accommodations.
Random Acts of Happiness
Angie popped down to MACS Multicultural Aged Care Facility in Geelong to hand out some flowers and chocolates to some unsuspecting residents.