Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Navigating transitions with mindfulness and resilience
Ilene Berns-Zare PsyD
Do you sometimes find yourself confronting situations you never imagined in daily life? Here are 4 pathways to discover greater meaning and purpose.
Are uncomfortable conversations wearing you out? These strategies can help you learn to reduce the divide when you talk with people.
Is watching the news day after day feeling overwhelming? Here are 5 steps to overcome fear, worry, and negativity—and you can begin today.
A lot of us have been worried about the pandemic, the election, and all the upheaval around us. Here are five keys to help you begin a positive shift in your life now.
If you're bored, stuck, less engaged in life than you'd like to be, weaving this simple habit into your life can help you build awareness, focus and effectiveness.
How do you view your life? Here are some strategies to help you learn from your mistakes and steer toward your better self.
A recent poll of U.S. adults finds that worry and stress about coronavirus is negatively impacting their mental health. Here are a few tactics to help you cope.
Do you keep putting things off even when you know it's not good for you? Learn seven practical strategies that can help you get unstuck and move toward your goals.
Here's a powerful clue to help you gain clarity that's hardwired into human biology.
Guiding ourselves toward hope is a choice we can make even during uncertain times. Here are a few strategies to help you guide yourself toward greater hope and possibilities.
Explore your own power and potential in these six powerful ways.
How can even a single visit (in person or virtually) to a museum, public exhibition, or display help us grow and inspire positive social change?
The benefits of mindfulness for health and well-being are well documented. Here are 18 simple ways to help you practice this powerful strategy to build resilience.
These resources can help you to strengthen your ability to cope during these uncertain times.
No matter our age today, we're all growing older every day. How can we live our best lives?
Brain science is showing that strengthening our habits and learning new skills can strengthen our brains. Harness your habits to work for you.
These 5 tactics can help reduce stress reactions and regain balance. Neuroscience research shows that responding in new ways can change our brains.
Three strategies to help you navigate your internal politics as you attend to, digest, and distill current events.
Do you have nagging thoughts that you’re not good enough? You’re not alone. Self-compassion can quiet the inner critic, opening the door to greater well-being.
Have you been wrestling with life’s problems? Here’s one powerful strategy to deal with them.
Six approaches to try when life throws you a curve ball.
Four strategies to deal with anxious feelings about life’s daily challenges.
Why do we want to be mindful? Today’s research sheds light on the benefits of mindfulness for well-being, health, learning, and dealing more effectively with life's stresses.
Relationships — even momentary positive moments of connection — are vital for emotional health and well-being. Here are 5 ways to create positive emotions through connection.
If you’re feeling stressed out, your dog may be affected too. New research reveals the stress levels of humans may impact the stress levels of their dogs.
A sense of purpose in life is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a recent study.
Rev up your ability to reach your personal goals. Propel yourself forward to overcome negative habits using the six stages of change.
Capitalize on your strengths to lead more effectively and experience greater well-being.
Here are four actions to transform overwhelm into greater well-being and happiness.
These 5 simple strategies can help you bring the strengths of hope and kindness to our floundering world.
Ilene Berns-Zare, PsyD, is a life and leadership coach. She writes about navigating personal and professional life with resilience, meaning, mindfulness, and well-being.