Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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David Dillard-Wright Ph.D.
Want change in life? You may be resisting more than you think.
Tanaaz Chubb provides a new take on positive psychology.
Making the leap from good intentions to getting things done.
Thoughts on depth psychology and the mystery of the self.
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Try these three reflections for a more peaceful day.
These reads in science and science fiction will keep your mind sharp in these winter months.
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Want those New Year's resolutions to stick? Get started early.
Optimism enables the belief that life is worth living.
David talks with Meredith Atwood about meditation and endurance sports.
More ways to live a more positive life.
The Boundless Mind podcast provides you with mindfulness exercises on the go.
Here are a few strategies for moving into a more optimistic frame of mind.
Can you become an optimist through deliberate practice? Try it and see.
Is the Law of Attraction nonsense? Perhaps it holds a grain of truth.
Endurance athletes teach lessons about mental toughness for everyone.
Do you have trouble winding down at night? These brief meditations can ease you into a more restful space.
Have you experienced religiously-based abuse or violence? This post explores the ideological basis for Judeo-Christian patterns of aggression.
If you are looking for a competitive edge or trying to find more interest in life, these stories from around the web will get your juices flowing.
What can we learn about human online behavior by watching other species? Social interaction has the potential for both peace-making and aggression.
Technology is not a magical solution to all of the world's problems: We need to develop better ethical and political theories and build them into artificial intelligence.
Martyrdom as an idea causes massive problems, on both the interpersonal and geopolitical levels.
Panpsychism upends traditional assumptions in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and ethics. The human person and the human mind are communal all the way down.
The connection between mindfulness and activism.
The boundaries between neurological disorder and mystical experience cannot be mapped neatly.
Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods provides a diversion, but possibly also some insight, into this fractious and upsetting time.
David Dillard-Wright, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina Aiken.