4 Ways Technology Can Make You Happier

How to use the Internet and social media to support your happiness and health. These days, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about how technology is ruining everything, including our happiness. There is some truth to this, but it’s not the whole story. Technology can be bad for us—for example, when social media gives usContinue reading “4 Ways Technology Can Make You Happier”

How to Cope With Uncertainty

Worried about the future? Try out these strategies to be more resilient in the face of uncertainty. When uncertainty stresses us out, making us wonder which path to take, what decision to make, or whether to respond at all, it can be crippling for some of us if we have not developed emotional resilience. So,Continue reading “How to Cope With Uncertainty”

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude

Need a gratitude boost? Try these practices.  It’s that time of year again when we’re supposed to be thankful for everything and everyone we have in our lives. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done. We know that practicing gratitude can help us have more enjoyable experiences and connect more easily with those around us.Continue reading “Five Ways to Practice Gratitude”

How Romantic Comedies Affect Your Love Life

Find out if romantic comedies are hurting your relationships. Once upon a time, my romantic expectations were sky-high. Why wasn’t my partner getting me flowers, writing me songs, or buying me gifts? I wondered. Expectations absorbed from the media form so slowly and at such a young age that they can be completely invisible toContinue reading “How Romantic Comedies Affect Your Love Life”

How To Use Positive Reappraisal

How to see silver linings, improve your mood, and boost your well-being.  A few years ago, my car’s transmission blew completely. If I had wanted to, I could have focused on the negative things about this experience–it cost about $2,000 to fix, it happened as part of a string of repairs on that car, IContinue reading “How To Use Positive Reappraisal”

6 Ways to “Grow” a Growth Mindset

Want to increase your chances of success? Then switch a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. “The hand you are dealt is just the starting point for development.” —Carol Dweck What Is a Growth Mindset? A growth mindset is simply the belief that our basic abilities can be developed and improved through dedication and hardContinue reading “6 Ways to “Grow” a Growth Mindset”

14 Ways to Eat More Mindfully

These mindful eating tips can help you create a better relationship with food. Mindful eating involves paying attention to the complete experience of eating—that includes what’s happening inside your body, inside your mind, and in the world all around you.  By learning how to eat mindfully, you’ll begin to become aware of how different foodsContinue reading “14 Ways to Eat More Mindfully”

How to Find Meaning in Life

This 3-step strategy could help you start finding more meaning. So often we walk through life like zombies — our bodies are present, but our minds are elsewhere. We’re not mindful, so we’re not really paying attention. When we’re not present, we can miss the things in life that really matter — the things thatContinue reading “How to Find Meaning in Life”

How to Feel Good at Work

Learn how to use your imagination to increase happiness at work. The workplace is ripe for worrying. Faced with a combination of deadlines, meetings, and performance evaluations, many of us find ourselves distracted by unpleasant visions of the future. Maybe we imagine that we’ll be criticized for not completing a project to our boss’s standards.Continue reading “How to Feel Good at Work”

7 Steps to Breathing for Relaxation

  A simple breathing exercise to relax and de-stress. Under normal circumstances, breathing is automatic, mostly unnoticed, and largely silent. We hardly notice it… that is until something goes wrong. And last year I suddenly became aware of my breath. I started having gut health issues, and one of the symptoms was that I justContinue reading “7 Steps to Breathing for Relaxation”