Five Proven Truths About Finding Happiness

While there is no magic bullet that can make us forever happier, there is a science of happiness. When we better understand the nature of happiness we can become more skillful at

Is a Vacation or Meditation the Key to Stress Relief?

You're feeling chronically stressed out by work, money, family, or commuting. Will a vacation solve the problem or do you need to take more drastic measures like meditating?

To Get Over a Breakup, Change Your Mindset

Although breakups are painful, some people are better able to pick themselves up and move on, while others ruminate for months and years in ways that hurt their chances of success

5 Proven Ways to Beat Temptation and Boost Your Willpower

Self-control is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Making an early decision to change your environment takes less effort and is likely to be more successful than using willpower

Can Mindfulness Make Your Relationship Happier?

Mindfulness can make us healthier and happier, more successful at work, and less stressed. But can mindfulness actually improve our romantic relationships?

How Do You Know Whether Love Will Last?

How do you know if your partner is going to stick with you through the rough patches or whether early romance will lead to more serious commitment? Research has some answers.

6 Proven Ways to Recover From Stress

Stress is a fact of life that's here to stay. Whatever your stress, you need coping tools. Read about six proven ways to reduce your feelings of stress or recover more quickly.

The Science of Love and Attachment

Are you in love or in lust? How can you build a relationship that lasts? What do we do when the excitement goes down? An understanding of brain chemicals can provide answers.

This Is Your Brain on a Breakup

After a breakup, you may find yourself obsessing about your ex-partner, unable to concentrate on other things, and feeling bad about yourself. And your brain may be the reason why!

Six Reasons You Indulge in Emotional Eating When Stressed

According to the 2014 “Stress in America” survey, 1 in 3 Americans (33%) reported overeating or eating unhealthy foods when stressed. Find out how you can curb emotional eating.

The 3 Most Common Causes of Insecurity and How to Beat Them

Do you find yourself feeling unconfident and filled with self-doubt? Are you just waiting to be exposed as inadequate? Find out why you feel insecure and what to do about it.

How Gratitude Leads to a Happier Life

Gratitude has many benefits in terms of our health, happiness, satisfaction with life and the way we relate to others. I Learn research-based strategies to be more grateful.

How Mindfulness Improves Your Brain and Relationships

Recent statistical reviews show that mindfulness has effects on at least 8 different brain regions involved in sense of self, impulse control anxiety, attention and emotion.

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt & insecurity? The best way to start feeling better about yourself is to notice the automatic mental and emotional habits that don’t serve you well.

6 Ways to Tell if You’re Dating a Narcissist

While narcissists can be attractive, entertaining, sharp, and funny, dating one will fill you with confusion, self-doubt, and damaged self-esteem.

8 Ways to Bounce Back After a Disappointment

Failure and disappointment are an inevitable part of life, yet they can be challenging and difficult to deal with. Here are 8 tools to help you get back out there.

6 Important Facts About Forgiveness

From our partner not doing their share of the chores to infidelity, brutal mass murder and everything in between, there are many times in life when we are called on to forgive (or not). Consider these psychological facts before making your personal decision about forgiveness.

9 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Are you stuck in overthinking? Anxious thoughts and worries can overwhelm you. Learn tools from Mindfulness and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy to take back control of your life.

5 Ways to Stop Anxiety Before It Stops You

Are anxiety and excessive caution getting in your way and stopping you from living a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Avoidance feeds on itself and makes you less confident, while getting started and taking action creates a positive cycle that naturally helps your anxiety go down. Learn five effective ways to get a handle on anxiety so you can move forward.

The Top 4 Reasons Relationships Fail

Infidelity is only one of the reasons relationships break up. These four negative patterns raise red flags about the state of your relationship or marriage.

7 Secrets of Happy Couples

Research shows certain ways of being together can create the glue that holds your relationship intact for the long haul. Read about things you can do right now to improve the bond.

How to Find Peace and Happiness this Holiday Season

How do we stay merry and bright this holiday season while avoiding too much disappointment, regret, and burnout. The science of Positive Psychology holds the key! Maintaining meaning, equanimity, gratitude, giving to others and savoring positive experiences can create both holiday and lasting happiness.

Ten Scientific Reasons Why You’re Feeling Depressed

We all have those “blah” days, but why do they happen and what can we do about them? The latest research studies show many potential culprits, including your thinking & lifestyle.

5 Ways to Decide Who You Can Trust

Trusting the wrong person can lead to date rape, financial losses, walks of shame & so on. Learn how to use your brain's automatic processing to make better decisions about trust.

Here's How to Stop Catastrophizing About Ebola!

The widespread panic about an ebola epidemic in the U.S. is a perfect example of what psychologists call “catastrophizing.” To catastrophize means to overestimate the probability of a negative event occurring. You may also see the event as uncontrollable and all-powerful and you may underestimate your resources to cope or your ability to obtain assistance from others.

Find Relief From the Stress of Life's Daily Hassles

Daily hassles are the small, day to day irritations, repeated many times, that drive us all crazy. Research shows they can be as toxic to our long-term health. Learn why this is so and what to do to protect yourself from a buildup of toxic daily stress.

Three Habits to Avoid if You Want To Achieve Your Dreams

We all want to feel like we’re being productive and getting things done. But many of us motivate ourselves in ineffective ways or make less than optimal choices about what we take on. Learn how to replace mindless rushing ahead and self-criticism with smarter ways to motivate yourself,

Eight Toxic Weight Loss Thinking Traps You Should Avoid

When you think about weight in "all or none" terms, have unrealistic expectations, or define your self-worth only in terms of weight, you become too hyper-focused on weight loss, creating anxiety and obsession that can derail your attempts to live healthier Don't be a victim of these eight common "weight thinking traps" and learn to replace them with healthier views.

The 30 Most Common Reasons People Might Criticize You

Being criticized can trigger fear, shame, anger and insecurity. Learn when to speak up for yourself, set limits, compromise, or take corrective action.

The Neuroscience of Fairness and Injustice

We seem to have a happiness response to fair treatment and a disgust or protest response to unfairness. This brain wiring has implications for life happiness, relationship satisfaction, raising kids, and organizational leadership. This article will examine how we define fairness, how your brain processes experiences of fairness and unfairness, and how to cope with life’s

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