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How You Can Find the Good in a Nasty Election Cycle

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 12.22.2016 | Politics
Greater Good Science Center

By Kelly McGonigal Do you believe that people are basically good? For many of us, this election is making that a tougher question than it used to be...

Why Losing Control Can Make You Happier

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Raj Raghunathan Human beings have a deep-seated desire for certainty and control. Several studies show this need serves at least two importa...

To My Fellow Emotional Mamas

Tanessa Holt | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Tanessa Holt

Today marks the beginning of the fourth week that my 2-year-old has been resisting sleep. Everything starts out fine and then he wakes up screaming an...

The Boomerang Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

A recent work trip found me networking with two women I hadn't met before. It didn't take long before I noticed a pattern pop up. Let's see if you catch it.

Every Accusation Is An Autobiography

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Linda: Bill was the playful one of the pair. He had a job, but striving, worry, and stress were not his style. Hard-working, serious Michelle didn't ...

10 Things To Do For Your Mental Health

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Mental Health is what we all strive for on a daily and long term basis. But what can we do to get there? Here are some tips.

How To Keep Calm In A Frustrating Situation

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Most of us have been in an extremely difficult situation at one point or another. Perhaps your character was tested or your happiness or comfort was i...

The Emotional Challenge of Advocating for Eco-Eating

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

I struggle. I struggle to inform my friends, my colleagues, students, and the "masses" about human interference with wildlife, climate change, and how our diet contributes to both these problems.

How To Deflate Your Frustration In Less Than A Minute...

Jill Dahl | Posted 06.16.2016 | Women
Jill Dahl

Most of the time, those moments involve other people: our children, our co-workers, our spouses. Don't you wish that you had a magic switch that would change their behavior? Of course you do, because if everyone would just see things your way, you could stay calm.


Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

No one likes to be frustrated. Frustrations take an enormous amount of energy and they might even have physiological repercussions of making one sick ...

Why It's Time To Give Up The Thing You Never Had In The First Place

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself observing a little girl as she attempted to build a sandcastle. Before long, her Dad came by to give her a hand. Then, slowly...

Just Another Manic Monday

Leona deVinne | Posted 06.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

I don't usually dread Mondays, I actually like getting back to work and this Monday looked glorious, I had a day free from any obligations and I was g...

20 Ways To Cope When Your Divorce is Driving You Nuts

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 06.03.2016 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Of all the emotions a person can feel while going through a divorce-fear, sadness, guilt, self-pity, anger, and resentment, one of the worst ones migh...

Overcoming Overwhelm for Entrepreneurs

Lisa Zawistowski | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Lisa Zawistowski

Everyone working on their own business feels overwhelmed from time to time. We get stressed out trying to do tasks that are outside our area of expert...

Digging Out of the Talking Trap

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.02.2016 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

I fell into a trap recently. A talking-trap. A guy-who-wouldn't-stop-talking-to-me-no-matter-what-I-did trap. It happened while Hubbie and I were vaca...

4 Things Every Alzheimer's Care Provider Should Know About Preventing Frustration

Eric J. Hall | Posted 05.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

While it can be rewarding, as many caregivers know, this job can also be very frustrating as well. Alzheimer's disease is a condition that can completely change the behavior and the personality of the individual it impacts.

Giving things the attention they deserve...

Sherlyn Dorsey | Posted 04.28.2016 | Parents
Sherlyn Dorsey

As I sit and reflect about the times when i've felt most overwhelmed, frustrated and out of sorts, I am always hit with the glaring truth, it's becau...

Your Heart Got Hijacked? Take It Back

Noelle Nelson | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

Yes, it takes some effort, and I agree, the pity-party can be oh-so-satisfying. But in the long run, learning to appreciate, release and let go as soon as you can, will benefit both your physical and emotional heart.

Just This Once

Pamela Boccia | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

The answer is always a resounding "No." When I start thinking "just this once" and the exasperation and annoyance creep into my tone, the answer -- not spoken, but in my children's actions -- is always "No."

Why Frustration Is Fantastic and How to Own It

Amy Crumpton | Posted 02.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Amy Crumpton

Frustration is not a reason to throw dirt on the fire and head home. You'll miss something stellar if you do. Frustration is the flame that lights up a dark situation and ushers us through to the sunrise.

Love Isn't Something You Fall Into

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

There is truly no limit to what is possible when two people are partnered in an agreement to support each other in the quest to discover all that is possible on this journey. Yes, it does take effort, time, and energy, but as anyone who has stayed on the path for a while will tell you, the result is worth every ounce of energy that it takes to do the work, and much more. More, even, than you can imagine. So, what are you waiting for?

When Frustration Hits, Ask Yourself This

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's not in my nature to take a pause for something when I'm dedicated to getting it done a certain way. But what I know is that stopping and asking myself if there might be an easier way is worth the potential time and energy I would save.

Why Starting a Gratitude Journal Can Be As Good for Your Waist Size As It Is for Your Peace of Mind

Gregg McBride | Posted 11.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Gregg McBride

As dieters, we often get caught up in what we don't have (a certain waist size, skinny jeans, self-acceptance -- you name it). This is why the Thanksg...

The Simplest Tool to Stop Sweating the Small Stuff

Carla Schesser | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Carla Schesser

All in all, the desire to improve your mental strength will lead you towards the path of its development. Most things in life are like that wherein all you need is a desire and commitment and the rest will unfold beautifully before you.

Mental Junk Mail -- Mental Improvised Explosive Devices

Edieth Wu | Posted 10.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edieth Wu

Mail bundles remind us of the times we've checked our mail to find a stack of total junk. Not one decent letter, no invitation, no postcard, no bill, ...