Want to Decrease Stress, Reduce Chronic Pain and Fight Depression? Yoga, Researchers Suggest, May Be the Practice For You!

“Multiple studies have confirmed the many mental and physical benefits of yoga. Incorporating it into your routine can help enhance your health, increase strength and flexibility and reduce symptoms of stress, depression and anxiety. Finding the time to practice yoga just a few times per week may be enough to make a noticeable difference when it comes to your health.” Find out more about the Benefits of Yoga.


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Posted on February 6, 2019 .

Want to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence? Cultivate Empathy

“Empathy is not feeling what you would feel in a situation. It is stepping beside yourself and adopting another person’s emotion for a few moments. Some research suggests that we succeed at this task by virtue of mirror neurons, or brain pathways that fire whether we’re experiencing the stimulus or we see someone else experience it.” Read on to learn more about How to Develop Empathy in Relationships.

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Posted on February 4, 2019 .

Rest Up to Live Well: The Surprising Ways that Getting a Good Night's Sleep Can Improve Your Health

“Sleep problems have long been recognized as a symptom of psychiatric and neurological disorders, including depression and Alzheimer’s. But increasingly, researchers are exploring the two-way street between disrupted sleep and disease. And researchers who started out interested in cognitive functions such as memory or brain development are finding themselves focused on sleep because it is so fundamental.” Click here to find out more about The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep.

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Posted on February 4, 2019 .

Does Your Busyness Make You Feel Productive or Burned Out?

“Creating change in the area of busyness can offer us improved physical health, greater peace and joy, and better, more connected, relationships. Having time for others and ourselves can offer us that sense of safety, value, and connection we were once looking for by being so busy.” Learn more about How the Glorification of Busyness Impacts Our Well-Being here.


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Posted on February 4, 2019 .

Want to improve your relationships? Explore the top six ways the Smarter Living editors at the New York Times say you can build better relationships in 2019

“The Smarter Living team has culled a few tips from our archive to help you grow in that new relationship, rekindle an old flame or turn a breakup into a positive experience.” Read on to find out how to Improve the Relationships in Your Life in 2019

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Posted on December 28, 2018 .

Do you know someone who struggles with anxiety? Find out how you can help

“Helping someone with anxiety isn’t always easy and you may feel like you’re getting it wrong. But, if you remind yourself that you and your loved one are both doing your best, it can help you keep things in perspective. It’s important to remain compassionate and, as the saying goes, to put on your own oxygen mask first. That way, you’ll have a clearer head for figuring out what’s going on with your anxious loved one and how you can truly be of help.” Read on to discover How You Can Help a Loved One With Anxiety

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Posted on December 28, 2018 .

Five Ways to Help Teens Thrive

“As many teens struggle with anxiety and perfectionism, our urge may be to jump in and fix their problems, whatever we perceive them to be. But a better approach, one that will hopefully help reverse these worrying trends, is to cheer them on as they develop the mental habits and strengths that will support them throughout their lives.” Read on to find out more: Five Ways to Help Teens Thrive

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Posted on December 28, 2018 .

Do you experience social anxiety? Understanding what researchers call the 'Liking Gap' may help

“Part of becoming a good conversationalist is accurately deciphering how others feel about us.” Learn more about the “tendency to underestimate how much other people like us” that researchers have dubbed "The Liking Gap” by reading on: Why You Underestimate How Much Other People Like You

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Posted on December 28, 2018 .

Feeling overwhelmed? Consider finding relief by letting go of the things in your life that are weighing you down.

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It’s no secret that the spaces we live in--our homes, offices and vehicles--need regular maintenance and attention.  It should come as no surprise, then, that the non-physical spaces we occupy--our minds, our obligations, our relationships--also need tending to.  Learn more about the benefits of lightening up by reading on: Lighten Your Load


Posted on December 7, 2018 .

Emphasize the giving, and the thanks will follow: how to foster generosity this holiday season

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For many of us, Thanksgiving is a time for family, reflection and giving thanks. However, emerging research suggests that the spirit of giving—helping others, being thoughtful, practicing generosity—can generate a sense of gratitude that spans beyond a single day of gratefulness. That’s because gratitude and generosity are part of a cycle that we may be able to harness in order to create a kinder, more generous society.

Here are three ways to help the generosity flow this holiday season and beyond: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_to_put_giving_into_thanksgiving

Posted on November 19, 2018 .

Research suggests that engaging in aesthetically pleasurable experiences can be a healthy way to combat addictive tendencies.

Did you know that the psychological reward derived from over-indulging in your favorite food or engaging in other addictive behaviors can be replicated by visiting a museum or listening to a compelling piece of music? Research shows that engaging in aesthetically pleasurable experiences can help satiate addictive cravings.

The next time you feel at the mercy of an unsavory craving, try immersing yourself in an aesthetically stimulating experience instead.

Read more here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/science-choice/201810/can-aesthetic-pleasure-be-antidote-addiction

Posted on November 16, 2018 .