Category: Geelong Advertiser Articles

Chris Mackey’s articles appear regularly in the Geelong Advertiser newspaper in Geelong, Australia.

  Balancing Act

  How do we find a good work-life balance? This is one of the more commonly requested topics by workgroups for talks about mental health, but I think it’s a more complicated question than it looks. This article looks at how to balance work and lifestyle choices in the context of trying to achieve maximally,… Read more »

  Shared Courage

This article relates to the great work being done by Foundation 61 with members of the community who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It follows a session spent with Foundation 61 residents for the TV wellbeing show, Destination Happiness.

  Heady Days

This article is a reflection upon some of the striking cases of synchronicity that Chris experienced during his recent book tour to the United Kingdom, which included finding a beer called the Hoptimistic Monk.

  Cats Can Rebound

An article about the Geelong Cats need to apply an optimistic, or growth, mindset to combat their recent poor run of form in finals.

  Synchronicity

This article sums up the main themes of The Positive Psychology of Synchronicity and plans for the book launch at Watkins Books in London.

  Keep it Positive

An article about using media to promulgate positive message. In reference to the third season of Destination Happiness, starting back on Channel 9 on 7 September 2019.

  Screen Save Us

This article is about containing the amount of time that kids spend on screens and using social media compared with being outside, or enjoying green time.

  Always a Critic

Do you have an inner critic? Do you have an internal voice that sometimes criticises something about you or what you’ve done? This article is about dealing with the inner critic, a common contributor to depression.  

  Minds Matter

How do the major parties prioritise mental health? This article looks at the approaches of the two major parties towards mental health as we near the 2019 Federal Election.

  That’s the Spirit

Acknowledging a spiritual dimension to life is something that is important to many people, even those who don’t identify religious. This article examines the relationship between spirituality and well-being and reminds us that it’s important to celebrate our own private or public acknowledgement of our beliefs.