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April 20, 2020

You don’t have to be a front-line medical worker or someone who has lost a loved one to Covid-19 to experience an intense emotional response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Have you experienced any of these vague complaints in recent weeks?

Disrupted sleep...

March 28, 2020

   Changes in routine, frightening news stories, social isolation and uncertainty are all feeding our internal worry monster in these difficult times. That worry monster, who often hibernates during calm, stable times, thrives on a constant cycle of negative news stori...

April 4, 2017

Preventing affairs

February 15, 2017

"True happiness consists in making others happy", according to an old Hindu proverb. A number of recent studies have confirmed that this is, in fact, true. Not only do the recipients of kindness feel better, but so do those who practice kindness.

Study participants who...

February 15, 2017

I remember reading a novel years ago (Island by Aldous Huxley), that described a utopian society on a beautiful tropical island where all of the residents were happy all of the time.  One of the unique features of this island paradise was that trained mynah birds flew...

February 13, 2017

Is your glass half-empty or half-full? Your response to that question may have an impact on your health, your ability to manage stress, and your general life satisfaction. Recent research indicates that optimists and pessimists approach problems differently, and that t...

January 23, 2017

What is the one characteristic of very happy people that researchers have found is most closely related to life satisfaction? No, it is not money, or even health. What scientists have discovered is that happy people are exceptionally good at relationships. Social conne...

January 16, 2017

" Happiness is not about having what you want; rather, it is about wanting what you have."                                                                                                                                                                   -Anonymous...

January 9, 2017

What are the zygomatic major and the orbiculares oculi? They are powerful weapons that we can use to improve our mood, almost instantly! The zygomatic major is the muscle that raises the corners of our mouth into a smile. Smiling only with the mouth, however, can look...

November 30, 2016

 When was the last time that you and your partner did something really fun together? Many long-term couples have difficulty answering this question because fun has not been a priority in their relationship. Research suggests that one of the key factors in a strong and...

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