I'm talking to YOU. Right now you're my shambles of a marriage, my ruined relationship with my beloved. But at different times in my life you've al...
So if someone is in a position of success, we believe their work must be good -- even if it's really not. Our perception alters our experience. If we think something will be good, it generally is... for us.
Essentially: life doesn't get better, we become better equipped to deal with it. Here, all the reasons why you have the rest of your life to look forward to, whether you believe it or not:
I poll people regularly about how overwhelmed and distracted they feel. I simply ask them to rate, on a scale from 1-10, how overwhelmed they feel, and how distracted they feel. The average answer to both questions is about 8 out of 10.
Jay Boll, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Resources to Recover (RtoR). Credit: Katherine Du Resources to Recover (RtoR), a gateway website eq...
Nobody -- whether single, in a long-term committed relationship or anything in between -- is completely immune from that often-painful feeling of loneliness. That is, however, until you can see it for what it is: an attitude that's completely within your power to change.
Giving thanks shouldn't be reserved for one day a year. When practiced on an ongoing basis, gratitude can change our lives in ways we might never have imagined -- taking us from the darkest depths into a world in which anything is possible.
Is there a secret recipe for writing a good letter? I don't think so. There are many creative ways to express gratitude. This is the blueprint I use:
Positive psychology research has uncovered an array of behaviors, beliefs and character traits that strongly correlate with well-being. In the various lists of these traits now in circulation, gratitude and thankfulness are present in virtually every one.
This is an interview with Elizabeth Carling, who offers a free community-based yoga program with the support of her employer, Patricia McKeen, owner of A New Awakening counseling agency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A few weeks ago, I ran my eighth marathon. I'm hardly the world's leading expert on running. I've never followed a formal training schedule, hired a c...
Imagine a university in which classes are taught by some of the most popular and accomplished instructors from some of the most prestigious universities around the country. Imagine that, in one day, one can take advantage of subject matter covering art, law, science and politics.
Let's talk about managing disappointment. I don't mean disappointment in a movie or new restaurant. I mean bone crushing, can't get out of bed disappointment in achieving a big dream. When you try everything to conquer a big goal and it falls flat.
It goes without saying that no two people grieve in the same way. Everyone's needs are different at a time of loss, as are everyone's emotions. But in giving voice to one's own grief, others who have not been given the chance to express themselves can likewise find their voice.
Naming the dangerous, irresponsible, and sometimes illegal activities people use to cope when they're distressed is important during group therapy. Su...
Our longing for a consumerism-free Christmas doesn't have to be wasted. There's one gift that let's you skip the lineups and stampedes and bring real joy to yourself, your entire wish list and the world at large.
American public bathrooms are often designed to make the experience exceedingly uncomfortable. Silence about the issue persists, largely because of cultural taboos that discourage any discussion about alleviating design flaws.
I just finished my first seven-day silent retreat. That means I didn't speak for seven days. Can you imagine? Not a word. It was difficult, for sure, but I was not alone. There were over 40 other people there, too, spending the week in complete silence.
This is a daunting problem, and one of the many problems in mental health that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been trying to solve for over 30 years.
Empathy is the most significant factor in building relationships. Whether it's with your best friend, teacher, coworker, or girlfriend, empathy is the most influential element in forming trust and building rapport with other people.