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By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
What does it mean to age well? In this interview, two experts share helpful ways to think about and cultivate resilience in the aging process.
By Walter Veit on April 16, 2019 in Science and Philosophy
Part 2 of an interview with distinguished philosophy professor Bas van Fraassen on the nature of science and philosophy and how he became a philosopher of science.
By Elizabeth Young on April 16, 2019 in Adaptations
But I am deeply rattled by the pattern of catastrophic connections my mind has been forming: the what-ifs are harder to fend off these days.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
The history of the supernatural is divided into two basic camps: believers (or “sheep,” as researcher Gertrude Schmeidler called them in 1943) and non-believers (“goats”).
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
We need to raise spiritual children who have a sense of peacefulness, curiosity, industry, and awe, as well as a deep sense of empathy with others’ suffering.
By Christopher Bergland on April 13, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research has identified a link between strong "oneness" beliefs that occur when people are in the "flow" zone and greater life satisfaction.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on April 12, 2019 in Life, Refracted
When events of daily life overwhelm, consider whether you can delegate, delete, delay, re-prioritize, extend, recharge, replace, find a hidden opportunity, or identify a message.
By Andy Tix Ph.D. on April 11, 2019 in The Pursuit of Peace
New research reveals an unappreciated experience in which individuals feel emotionally “moved" or "touched." This emotion may unlock one of the key aspects to a meaningful life.
By Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on April 08, 2019 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
There's nothing wrong with wanting it all; there is something wrong with believing you should have it all.
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Curious?
Is long-term romantic love rare? What happens to couples who maintain, versus love, the romance?
By Christopher Bergland on April 05, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
As a kid, I learned how to love being alone after moving from the big city to a rural farmhouse. Now, I've identified three keys to enjoyable "self-determined solitude" at any age.
By Marwa Azab Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Neuroscience in Everyday Life
The brains of those at high risk for depression become more similar to low-risk brains when they strongly value religious beliefs.
By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on April 02, 2019 in Memory Medic
If you think you don’t have a good memory, you probably don’t.
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
Parents can influence a child's spiritual development. Two of the biggest roadblocks are childhood overindulgence and excessive materialism.
By Jim Gordon on April 01, 2019 in Aging Sagely
Being a spiritual senior citizen makes one healthy, wise and happy. Act individually, harvest globally.
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on April 01, 2019 in Do the Right Thing
Mindfulness isn’t magic and it doesn’t solve the world's problems or those of individuals. It is a helpful tool, one among many.
By Larry Culliford on April 01, 2019 in Spiritual Wisdom for Secular Times
How hard it is to accept that one is mortal. Near death experiences can help people lose their fear of death and live more meaningful lives.
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on March 30, 2019 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
A new book explores hiking as a form of spiritual pilgrimage, showing us how going out onto a trail can become a journey inward.
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D. on March 28, 2019 in The Attraction Doctor
According to research, couples can benefit from seeing their relationship as sacred. Find out how they benefit — and learn steps to take with your partner, too.
By Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in Life, Death, and the Self
New research appears to add support for the idea that near-death experiences can be explained by the release of endogenous chemicals in the brain.
By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in The Secular Life
In the wake of the recent mosque shooting, New Zealand's secular Prime Minister bans semi-automatic assault weapons. It's the moral thing to do.
By Michael J. Formica MS, MA, EdM on March 25, 2019 in Enlightened Living
Therapy is a place where we learn to be uncomfortable with ourselves, so we can, ultimately, become more comfortable with who we are and our place in the world.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on March 22, 2019 in Out of the Darkness
In psychology and beyond, Native American cultures have had a massive influence.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Emotional Nourishment
Giving is valued behavior. But giving to get by a holier-than thou approach, self-effacement, or for quid pro quo can be maladaptive and exploitative rather than altruistic.
By Charles E. Dodgen Ph.D. on March 17, 2019 in Simple Lessons for a Better Life
Can old-timers provide insights into the current opioid problem?
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