Increases in income cause happiness to grow only up until a certain point, the point at which basic needs are met. Above this point, increased income does not contribute to more happiness. Well, the story is slightly more complicated than that.
"You get what you give" is a lie. A better way to phrase it to me: "Without expectation, give what you truly want out into the world, only then, wil...
I recently spoke with Dr. Helen Farrell, Psychiatrist and Forensic Psychiatrist, to talk about her work as both a practitioner and teacher of psychiatry. She currently teaches at Harvard Medical School and and is also a practicing psychiatrist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Some people think science is dry or boring and has nothing to do with their lives. Still more believe that science has become so complex that politicians are incapable of talking about it, that no one but scientists can discuss it. But science is now so integral to every aspect of our lives that it has to be talked about by those who wield power.
The title of this post is distinctly ideological and, I believe, holds implications for a discussion of the medicalization of madness and mental illness.
I hope that you are inspired enough to give meditation a chance as you deserve greater peace in your life. For those that already meditate, and will now try it at work, I am confident your boss and colleagues will appreciate the new super-hero at the office.
Do not be afraid to shop around to find a therapist who is going to meet you where you are at and provide the services, tools, advice, direction and emotional support that is going to help you overcome whatever is holding you back from leading a productive life.
When you commit to a dream, your life is forced to change. Your growth forces the egg you're in to crack. You've outgrown it. You're ready to fly.
Cancer isn't normally something to be thankful for, but ultimately through the experience I learned some timeless truths. I will not be the last young person to receive a cancer diagnosis, and to those of the future, I offer this.
If you're like most time poor parents the chances are you're quicker at identifying the things your kids need to improve upon, but is this the best way to raise kids who are resilient and able to cope with stress?
I'll approach this question from the three major roles one can play in a five-man group, regardless of race/class combinations: the tank, the healer, and the dps (which stands for damage per second, for those of you who have not reached level 100 in Being a Nerd).
I have a saying that peace is an active state of mind. We're trying to combine the sense of peace with the necessity for constant work. Peace was often defined as something languid and laid back, a state where you can fold your tent up, stop making an effort, and stop being vigilant. That's not what peace is.
Dear 17-year-old Em, I know that high school has not been easy on you. Although your peers would never know it because you are a great actress, alw...
You and I can do the same thing. We can train our ability to delay gratification, just like we can train our muscles in the gym. And you can do it in the same way as the child and the researcher: by promising something small and then delivering.
On July 4th the nation will celebrate its 239th Independence Day. Around the country citizens will celebrate with fireworks and barbeques, vacation ge...
Life has a way with circles and coincidences. Last week, I was dealing with of those waves of separation and divorce that crash down after the water h...
Inside Out is an extraordinary creation that is both heart-wrenching and so very real; if you see one movie this summer, let it be this.
The physical endangerment that intense hostility toward a group can produce is particularly unsettling when you consider the breadth of damage it can have on how the targeted group thinks about their safety.
Most entrepreneurs grow these skills throughout the process of building a business. If you don't possess one or several of these traits, note their absence as a guidepost for what's left to learn. Entrepreneurship is a lifelong enterprise. You've got time to grow. But don't dawdle.
Around age 3, my friends and I are finding, our good sleepers suddenly aren't. They want us in the room until they fall asleep. They want to climb into our beds in the middle of the night. (Actually, we find this sweet.) Or they refuse to even start the night in their beds. (Less sweet.)