Put a Positive Spin on Your Goals
December 10, 2014
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Photo Credit: Dan White

What are some of your most important goals in life? Do you want to strengthen your relationships with others? Or do you want to prevent conflicts? Do you want to…

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Sleep on it: The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
November 5, 2014
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Koala Sleeping in Tree - Benefits of SleepPhoto Credit: Andrew Dyson
What has been found to improve our memory, boost our mood, and make us more creative? You might be surprised to learn that it’s not a new drug, but something as simple as getting a good... Read More...
Attachment Style: How Does it Impact Your Relationships?
Happy couple exemplifying healthy attachmentPhoto Credit: Linh Tinh
Humans have a fundamental need to form close relationships with others. Attachment theory helps us understand how we connect with others, including what gets in the way of building satisfying and... Read More...
Can Running Make You Happier and Smarter? Research on the Benefits of Exercise
September 17, 2014
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people running showing benefits of exercise, including happierPhoto Credit: Kevin Dooley
Engaging in exercise offers benefits beyond just improving your physical health or losing weight: exercise actually leads to positive changes in the brain! In this post, I’ll explain two ways that... Read More...
Can You Laugh Your Way to Good Health? Let’s See What the Data Shows!
August 28, 2014
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Laughter is the shortest distance between two people picture. People look happy, healthy.Photo Credit: Jack Delano
We’ve all heard the saying that “laughter is the best medicine.” But how much truth is there to this idea? The good news is that preliminary research suggests that humor has a... Read More...
Fat is Not a Feeling: How to Combat a Negative Body Image
At some point or another we have all criticized our bodies. While it is difficult to experience inner pain or bear witness to the pain in the world, we have some control over our own bodies. It is... Read More...
Stress Management 101
March 29, 2014
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This post provides a scientific overview of the the stress response and practical ways to lower it, synthesizing material from several experts in stress management and positive psychology.

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The Value of Play
February 9, 2014
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While many people enjoy “playing,” its’ true value may be underappreciated during these modern times, where busyness and productivity is espoused, albeit within a lifestyle of increasing... Read More...

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