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TEDxHayward

14 Apr

Watch my TEDx talk and see what research has to say about The Power of Social Connection:

10 Tweetable Facts from the Video:

  1. #DidYouKnow Low social connection is worse for us than smoking, obesity & high-blood pressure. #tedtalks @emmaseppala youtu.be/WZvUppaDfNs [click to tweet]

  2. Strong social connection predicts greater mental …Continue Reading
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11 Apr

Social connection improves physical health and mental and emotional well-being.

We all think we know how to take good are of ourselves: eat your veggies, work out and try to get enough sleep. But how many of us know that social connection is just as critical?

One landmark study showed that lack of social connection is a greater detriment to healt…Continue Reading

24 Mar

Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being!

Read on at Psychol…Continue Reading

TheScientificBenefitsofSelf-Compassion

27 Feb

Many of us believe being self-critical and hard on ourselves is a good thing.

We mistakenly think that being competitive and pushing ourselves hard is required for success. Research, however, is proving these theories wrong. Most of us don’t stop to consider whether our self-critical and competitive attitude are helping us achieve our goals. We …Continue Reading

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07 Feb

We’ve all heard the phrase “Take a deep breath.”

Maybe we’ve even noticed how our breath changes depending on how we feel: short and shallow when stressed, deeper when we’re relaxed. It changes when we sigh, yawn, sob or laugh. But one thing we probably have not learned is that, just as the breath changes depending on how we feel, we can also ch…Continue Reading

04 Feb

Happiness – it’s an inalienable right, it’s even in the US constitution. You see it everywhere from sitcoms to couples walking by. But…do you ever have that gnawing feeling, or dark sense, that happiness is just… well…not for you?

Well you’re right. The data agrees with you. It’s not.

Here’s why:

For One, it Makes you Contag…Continue Reading