Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
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Susanna Newsonen on November 12, 2021 in The Path to Passionate Happiness
Don't be shy about celebrating who you are. Here's a good place to start.
Polly Campbell on November 11, 2021 in Imperfect Spirituality
You'll probably hear me talking to myself a lot this holiday season. Here's why.
Niro Feliciano LCSW on November 10, 2021 in The Good Enough Life
Ever wonder if it's OK to settle? Here are a few ways that settling might actually be what you are looking for.
Art Markman Ph.D. on November 10, 2021 in Ulterior Motives
Much of the study of psychologically healthy people has focused on character strengths rather than personality traits. Recent research changes that.
Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on November 10, 2021 in Emotional Fitness
Even Albert Einstein and Steven Hawkings made mistakes, so you’re in good company.
Zoe Weil M.A., M.T.S on November 9, 2021 in Becoming a Solutionary
If you've failed at achieving resolutions, don't give up. Try a short-term resolution instead and watch your habits change.
Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on November 9, 2021 in The Stories of Our Lives
Why does it annoy us when people try to reassure us that it is OK, that we have a lot to be thankful for, or that we should just cheer up?
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on November 8, 2021 in Minority Report
Are you looking for happiness in money, romance, or your career? You may be looking in the wrong places.
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on November 8, 2021 in Click Here for Happiness
Simple pleasures may be especially beneficial to our well-being since contentment is thought to be central to what it means to live a fulfilling life.
Mitch Abblett Ph.D. on November 8, 2021 in Compassionate Warriors
Are you in awe of a therapist, teacher, celebrity or guru of some sort? Consider putting them in their rightful place.
Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on November 8, 2021 in The Antidepressant Diet
The secret behind comfort food is serotonin synthesis.
Anthony Silard Ph.D. on November 8, 2021 in The Art of Living Free
The benefits of expressing your interdependence within your community.
Vanessa Moore Ph.D. on November 7, 2021 in Loss and Resilience
Do you beat yourself up for your failings? A little kindness can go a long way.
Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on November 7, 2021 in The Asymmetric Brain
How we feel about ourselves and our lives depends on a lot of different factors. A new study investigated what characterizes those people who feel the worst about their life.
Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on November 6, 2021 in Buddy System
Ready for the holidays after an extended absence from family members?
Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 6, 2021 in Fulfillment at Any Age
When someone treats you poorly, it certainly can hurt. New personality research shows how to learn from those who manage to recover without experiencing long-lasting effects.
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Ed.D. on November 5, 2021 in Everyday Resilience
Join me as I tackle the big question: Why is self-care so hard? This work is intended as a road map for having it all in a way that works for you, sustainably.
Anton C. Bizzell M.D. on November 5, 2021 in Mind Your Health
It is important to remind ourselves how gratitude can play a significantly positive role in our mental health.
Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on November 5, 2021 in Lifetime Connections
There are many degrees of connection that our friendships may represent, and research shows that one type may be more important to well-being than many of us thought.
Josh Gressel Ph.D. on November 5, 2021 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
"I don't enjoy my life but I get a lot done," a client said to me recently. How much does this quote describe your life?
Jeffrey Davis M.A. on November 4, 2021 in Tracking Wonder
Choose mental health at work, starting by taking better breaks.
Amanda Dodson LCSW on November 4, 2021 in Meaning Lost and Found
Are you struggling to care for yourself? Here are a few hacks to create a low-pressure beauty routine while you're depressed.
Katherine Nelson-Coffey, Ph.D. on November 4, 2021 in Living Life Well
Does having children make people miserable? A close look some research on this topic.
Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on November 4, 2021 in Wander Woman
Beliefs can hold you back or free you to achieve your dreams. Identify which beliefs serve or hinder your success.
Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 2, 2021 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Mindfulness is more than a quick fix for alleviating stress. New research shows that two key elements need to be in place to make it work best for you.
Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on November 2, 2021 in Emotional Fitness
Just because we are going through the pandemic doesn’t mean we have to stop getting closer and creating a wonderful life with the ones we care about.
Peter Gray Ph.D. on November 2, 2021 in Freedom to Learn
My own interpretation is that free play led the boys to be more playful, even in their serious tournament games, and playfulness makes us all a head taller than we otherwise are.
Meg Selig on November 1, 2021 in Changepower
Research reveals the benefits of purpose in life. But aren't fun and pleasure important, too? These strategies can help you balance the benefits of each.
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on November 1, 2021 in Click Here for Happiness
Check out these exercises to better understand which values matter most to you.
Tony Evans Ph.D. on November 1, 2021 in Trust Games
Many organizations implement mindfulness training to reduce burnout and improve well-being. They may find that it triggers anger and cynicism instead. This is why.