Perhaps one of our greatest flaws as human beings is how easily we slip into a state of complacency and take for granted the mundane and seemingly benign or implicit parts of life.
It’s one thing to know what makes people happy, but quite another to live a happy life oneself. I didn’t get a true taste of happiness until I quit my decade-long career as a happiness academic, packed all I’d need for many months onto a bicycle, and began meandering my way around the world to Bhutan.
If you’re feeling blue during this time of year, there are some things you can do to help power through SAD season.
You’ve probably seen affirmations online being touted as a cure-all or at least a method to change your life completely for the better. However, they might sound confusing, useless, or even cheesy.
Here’s an antidote to an ever-stressful, busy and uncertain world. Try finding and savoring little bites of joy in your day. I call them “joy” snacks.
When you’re feeling sick, you know it’s probably best to take the day off from work in order to recover and feel better. But while we may know how important it is to take care of our mental health, many of us may still hesitate to take time off work in order to do this.
This video/audio contains over 100 of the most powerful and concise affirmations for self-love, health, wealth, and happiness. By listening to this audio every day, you will program your mind for more positive experiences:
We all want to break through the various barriers and roadblocks that we come across in our lives. At times though, the odds seem overwhelmingly stacked against us, and we easily throw in the towel and walk away from the path that we were so determined to walk down.
This episode I interview Dr. Anna Lembke, MD, Chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lembke is a psychiatrist expert in treating addictions of all kinds: drugs, alcohol, food, sex, video games, gambling, food, medication, etc.
That childhood urge to ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ usually fades. But we can all learn to rediscover the joys of wide-eyed discovery.
Love is both a wonderful thing and a cunning evolutionary trick to control us. A dangerous cocktail in the wrong hands.
Each Valentine’s Day, when I see images of the chubby winged god Cupid taking aim with his bow and arrow at his unsuspecting victims, I take refuge in my training as a scholar of early Greek poetry and myth to muse on the strangeness of this image and the nature of love.
Life can be challenging, and we would all like to be optimists and focus on the positive things that happen in our lives, but that is not the case. Everyone has a suggestion for adopting positive habits;
As much as we would want to always be positively optimistic in life, we are surrounded by negative people, and sometimes realities of life just bring us down. In these situations, staying on track with our positive energy seems like a mammoth task.
Many of us have no clue how important our attitude is or how much it affects the outcome of our lives. We read constantly about how a change in perspective can change our lives for the better.
Being positive is the best way to lead a happy life. Unfortunately, maintaining an attitude of positivity is difficult when you are going through tough times. Adversity is a part of the journey.
Many people imagine the most vital part of communication involves talking. They overlook listening, but it can raise social skills and improve relationships. Your ability to listen well affects how you connect with clients, colleagues, and your loved ones.
Anxiety and stress are extremely common nowadays. Many people will experience these issues to some extent in their life, whether it’s simply daily stress from work or severe anxiety issues. If you find yourself feeling stressed or anxious regularly, it’s time to take action.
Even if you’re an introvert, connections with others is a vital part of life. You don’t need a large group of friends, but having people in your life that you love and who love you in return is not only one of the most rewarding parts of life;
When it comes to power in romantic relationships, men are often cast as dominant and women as deferential. But working against this are caricatures of domineering women with their “hen-pecked husbands” and “whipped boyfriends.” At the same time, popular culture is replete with representations of striving and self-serving women – from celebrities like Beyoncé to the TV show “Girls” – who engage in relationships with men as social equals on a level playing field.
Two of the more popular dietary approaches for losing weight these days are intermittent fasting and keto dieting. People claim to have had success with both approaches, but does one offer an advantage over the other for weight loss and overall health?