November 2022Did I Just Say That?
Our conversations are sprinkled with slips, pauses, lies, and clues to our inner world. Here’s what we reveal when we speak, whether we mean to or not.
September 2022How You Change
The question is not whether you’ll change; you will. Research clearly shows that everyone’s personality traits shift over the years, often for the better. But who we end up becoming and how much we like that person are more in our control than we tend to think they are.
July 2022Why We Keep So Many Secrets
We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
May 2022How to Make Peace With the Past
There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may shortchange the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
March 202210 Ways You're Stronger Than You Think
Within each of us are powers and abilities we underestimate, but which can carry us through many challenges. You’re stronger than you think.
January 2022How to Forgive Yourself
Self-forgiveness is one of the most essential, and most difficult, steps toward better mental health. Here's how we can overcome bitterness and finally let ourselves off the hook.
November 2021The Lies We Tell Ourselves
Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
September 2021A Sigh of Relief
Worry is driven by mood, not logic. Anxiety holds your deepest yearnings. And you can subdue it for good. Three experts turn everything you know about anxiety inside out.
July 2021Who Is the True You?
The “true” self may or may not exist, but our ideals and projections about it sure do.
May 2021The High Cost of Calm
The pursuit of calm can itself become a major stressor, especially if you've already tried the standard prescriptions. But there is a path through this conundrum.