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Why Your Office Needs More Nature

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

He notes that most companies and interior designers pay scant attention to nature and sunlight exposure, or neglect them in order to keep costs down. But, he suggests, if we want to improve well-being at work, we may want to look at environmental factors more closely.

The Three Letters That Change Everything

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

See what happened there? Those three simple letters changed everything. All of a sudden it wasn't that I couldn't do something...but that I couldn't do it at this moment. And, if I wanted to, I could do it in the future.

The Happiness Ratio

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I recently found myself chatting with a woman I hadn't met before. She was working a whole lot of hours. She had several kids. She didn't sleep much. ...

7 Easy Ways To Stop Feeling Angry Right Now

Adam Gilad | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Adam Gilad

Here are seven easy ways to stop feeling angry.

To Sleep, Perchance, to Dream - A Mental Health Moonshot

David Wu | Posted 06.09.2016 | Science
David Wu

Dreams and Depression Depression is a major problem we face that is increasing in severity with each year. Here are three interesting facts you may n...

23 Paintings From Art History That Accurately Reflect Your Current Mood

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts

Sometimes, it's Monday. And on Mondays, most of us are just barely holding on, freshly mourning the loss of the weekend whilst peering into the void t...

Escaping Mental Illness Stigma

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Gleb Tsipursky

For six months, I had been suffering from a mood disorder characterized by high anxiety, sudden and extreme fatigue, and panic attacks. I really wanted to share much earlier. It would have felt great to be genuinely authentic with people in my life, and not hide who I am.

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...

6 Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Stress Relief and Sleep

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Scents are powerful -- a simple smell can immediately trigger a powerful memory, place, or person. Scents have power to evoke emotions and memories instantly and can directly impact our bodies through our nervous system.

Avoid Mental Landmines

Jim Fannin | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Fannin

Unwittingly step on someone's psychological landmine and forgiveness may not readily arrive. Most of us have negative, mental explosives buried beneath the surface of our conscious mind. They are armed and ready to be triggered with a misplaced word, look or deed.

Emotional Showers Bring Mental Flowers

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rupa Mehta

Spring, the season of renewal is a perfect time to explore how to access and express these emotions. Here are a few reasons why expressing your emotions physically can actually strengthen you.

The Super-Simple, Super-Awesome Word That Makes You Happier, Less Stressed, And Less Disappointed in Life

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Instead of fearing what might happen in the unknown, instead of imagining and trying to pre-control worst-case scenarios, we can plan as best we can... and then move forward with a sense of curiosity. We can let things progress, and then respond as needed.

A Serious Plea to Stop Doing This Immediately

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Putting ourselves down can be a tempting habit. It makes us seem humble. It fills the dead air of conversation. It gets ahead of others who might put us down first.

How to NOT Be Oprah

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

I used to want to do great things. I mean REALLY great things. Sometime around the age of nine I decided that I was put on this planet to do truly a...

13 Ways To Quickly Kick A Rotten Mood

Grace Bluerock | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Bad moods are inevitable. We all have them, but we don't have to let them get the best of us. Although we eventually snap out of them, we don't have to wait it out. Here are 13 ways to quickly kick a rotten mood before it ruins your day.

8 Easy Ways to Uplift Your Mood

Tarynn Playle | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents
Tarynn Playle

As a stay at home mom, I get overwhelmed a lot. The whining, the constant questions/requests, and the mess, make me completely forget about my potenti...

The Truth About Your Stuckness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So...you may have missed it, but we recently passed through another holiday. Groundhog Day. It's a funny little holiday with a funny little traditio...

Could Sunglasses Affect Our Mood?

Nancie Vito | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancie Vito

Not only will sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun's damaging rays, they may stop you frowning, making your world much more calm. Don't dull your happiness with a frown. Some days you need to create your own sunshine.

Positive Thinking May Come With A Very Big Negative

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.01.2016 | Science

So much for the power of positive thinking. Surprising new research suggests that indulging in upbeat fantasies may exacerbate symptoms of depression ...

New Survey Explains The Importance Of Sleep

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Are you a sleep worker? No, not a sleepwalker, but a person who goes to work and attempts to function on too little sleep? It turns out, one-third of American workers are sleep working -- not getting enough sleep to function at peak levels, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School.

The Science of Smiling

Andrew Merle | Posted 11.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Merle

When we are happy, our natural response is to smile. But if you flip that around, does the reverse hold true? When we smile, is our natural response then to be happy? Science says yes.

How To Program Your Brain To Think Happy Thoughts

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty
Kimberly Montgomery

There are many people in the world with amazing, magical qualities. I have my own, very special magical gift. I can, for a seemingly endless amount of time, re-play a bad experience over and over in my head.

Can Pets Help You Live Longer And Happier?

Berkeley Wellness | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Berkeley Wellness

This isn't to say that you should go out and adopt a dog just because you think he'll help you avoid a heart attack. But even if your pets don't necessarily bring more life to your heart, they'll definitely bring more heart to your life.

Do Carbs Make You Sad?

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

We all know that a diet full of white bread and pasta is bad for our waistline. A new study shows that white bread could be even worse than we thought.

Top 10 Foods For A Better Mood

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

The food we eat can be an excellent source of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants. Growing research supports that the quality of our food is not only important to our physical health but also for our mood and can influence depression and anxiety. So try these top 10 "brain-healthy" foods: