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The Pit In Your Stomach is Actually Your Second Brain

Richard E. Cytowic | Posted 01.26.2017 | Science
Richard E. Cytowic

The world is so much bigger and more interesting than we can see with our naked eyes. If we could, we could watch cells grow, morph, and split again o...

WHAT ARE YOUR HAPPINESS & ACHIEVEMENT ISLANDS?

Richard Koch | Posted 01.17.2017 | Business
Richard Koch

One of my good Twitter friends, Shola Abidoye, has asked me to write a post on these islands. The idea is simple but surprisingly powerful. Happines...

ON THE FOLLY OF EVER FEELING BLUE

Richard Koch | Posted 12.20.2016 | Business
Richard Koch

This week a close friend called me to ask for counsel because he was feeling seriously down. We all feel blue at some times, and it's good to be clea...

New Study Shows The Words We Use Actually Reflect Our Awful Reality

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 11.28.2016 | Arts

During and after the often-agonizing election season that recently left the United States in shreds, many Americans found themselves overwhelmed by ne...

Meatless Monday In Pursuit of Happiness -- Recipe for the Trump Years

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.21.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Q I'm in a serious post-election depression. Thank goodness marijuana's been greenlighted. What other pick-me-ups can you recommend? A Our founding ...

How To Deal With Your Whole Lotta Nothing

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

So embrace the intermission as best you can. Use it. Know that the new act will begin. Get yourself ready.

Yes, The Change In Seasons Really Does Affect Your Mood

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living

The leaves are starting to change, the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping and the pumpkin spice euphoria of early September is st...

Treating Insomnia Benefits Work Outcomes

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

Insomnia is running rampant through contemporary society. Large scale studies estimate the prevalence of insomnia of around 25%-30% of adults in the U...

When Life Laughs At Your Best Laid Plans

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

This month found me exploring the country of Japan for the first time. Those of you who know me won't be surprised to learn that I did a whole lot ...

Can Mindfulness Stop Internet Addiction in Teens?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman When I was a teen, going online still meant getting in the car and driving to the local library. At some point we got a dial-up con...

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.

Don't Choke: How To Conquer Paralysis By Analysis

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 09.14.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samantha Boardman MD

You don't need to be a star athlete to experience choking. It can happen to any of us at key moments. A student who fails even though she was prepared for a test, an entrepreneur who freezes while presenting to potential investors, a well-qualified applicant who blows a key interview.

Do You Have a Negative Attitude about Aging?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science
Greater Good Science Center

By Kate Wheeling Everyone reacts differently to stressful events, but new research, published last week in the Journal of Gerontology: Psychologica...

The Transformational Power Of Beauty

Pam Bauer | Posted 09.06.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Bauer

I was wrangling a small section of my yard, between a fence and the driveway, to be weed-free. Outside I went, early on a Saturday morning, to pull w...

A Simple Tip for a Better School Year: Get Enough Fluids

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Is the water bottle your constant companion, or are you the type that trusts we can do just fine in between hydration opportunities? Does hydration st...

How To Actually Do The Thing That Scares The Bejesus Out Of You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So those of you who regularly read this blog will know that I can be a bit of a joke-cracker. It seems there are some days when I can't get a sentenc...

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.