Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
Verified by Psychology Today
Life's true calling
Diane Dreher Ph.D.
Does the color pink drain your energy? Why it's been used in jail cells to pacify prisoners.
These two powerful keys to resilience can help.
Are you feeling isolated? Try this micro-moment practice from positive psychology.
Are you feeling disengaged or stuck in a chronic problem? Get a new perspective with the power of Appreciative Inquiry.
The hidden cost of ageism affects all of us.
Is the US government committing child abuse? Research reveals the emotional damage of current border policy.
With rising rates in depression and anxiety, where can we find meaning today?
Are you suffering from sleep debt? Here are some ways to deal with it.
Are you looking for a way to decrease anxiety, rumination, guilt, and shame? Try savoring.
Do you work in a narcissistic organization? 9 signs of an unhealthy workplace and how to deal with it.
Concerned about your memory? New UCLA research offers a surprising source of hope.
Are you feeling time-stressed, with too much to do in too little time? Here's one way to gain greater peace of mind
Do you know how stress affects children's brains? Promising research about childhood trauma and resilience.
Research has shown that for more complex decisions, we are actually better off relying on intuition.
Why are narcissists so attractive? Do you know the signs?
What's behind the alarming rise in teen mental illness? New research offers some clues
Have you ever wondered why horses are used in therapy?
Have you been going against the grain? A timely reminder to honor your energies
Looking for the best education technology? Surprising insights from research
Is holiday stress wearing you out? Here's a timely reminder from a classic study
Have you been feeling an empathy deficit? If so, here's how to deal with it.
Feeling stressed, anxious, and alone? Research shows how to regain your peace of mind
Looking for a new way to deal with stress? Here's one that may surprise you.
Can your dog help you deal with stress? Some surprising research
Do you have a narcissist in your life? What to watch out for.
Is disrespect wearing you down? Some ways to begin making a difference.
Do you get exhausted in crowds? You may be an empath
Three ways people try to manipulate us. Watch out for these common logical fallacies.
Are other people's emotions contagious? The powerful effect of social contagion.
The missing link in too many current conflicts--and what you can do about it.
Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Santa Clara University and positive psychology coach.