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55 Franklin Street, Forrest ACT 2603
Fr Tony Percy (Vicar General) Ms Helen Delahunty (Archdiocesan Financial Administrator)
(02) 6239 9800
Monday - Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Chancery News

Diocesan Archivists Meeting 2018

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Royal Commission

Response from ACBC

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Chancery Newsletters

Parish Notices Bulletin

15 August 2018

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Parish Notices Bulletin

8 August 2018

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Parish Notices Bulletin

1 August 2018

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Parish Notices Bulletin

25 July 2018

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Complaining - Is it Good for You?

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast complaining isn’t good for you.

Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder than it has to. When you repeat a behaviour, such as complaining, your neurons branch out to each other to ease the flow of information. This makes it much easier to repeat that behaviour in the future so easy, in fact, that you might not even realize you’re doing it.

You can’t blame your brain. Who’d want to build a temporary bridge every time you need to cross a river? It makes a lot more sense to construct a permanent bridge. So, your neurons grow closer together, and the connections between them become more permanent. Scientists like to describe this process as, “Neurons that fire together, wire together.”

Repeated complaining rewires your brain to make future complaining more likely. Over time, you find it’s easier to be negative than to be positive, regardless of what’s happening around you. Complaining becomes your default behaviour, which changes how people perceive you.

And here’s the kicker: complaining damages other areas of your brain as well. Research from Stanford University has shown that complaining shrinks the hippocampus an area of the brain that’s critical to problem solving and intelligent thought. Damage to the hippocampus is scary, especially when you consider that it’s one of the primary brain areas destroyed by Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Travis Bradberry - Talent Smart

Upcoming Events

Chris Gordon's Australian Musical

Date: Aug 17 2018

Chris Gordon, the Communication Teams journalist invites one and all to his original Australian musical which is to be performed in Goulbourn.?


Upcoming performances are:

    •   Friday 17 August at 7.00pm
    • Saturday 18 August at 7.00pm

Ticket prices are - adult $25 child and concession $15.

Venue - Goulburn High School Hall, 132 Goldsmith Street. (enter hall via Deccan Street), Goulburn, NSW 2580


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