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29 Dec

Happy Holidays Everyone! I’ve recently published an article on why vulnerability leads to success. It is featured in both Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today! Hope you find it inspiring.

One morning in Bangalore, South India, Archana Patchirajan, founder of a technology startup, called her entire staff in for a meeting. When they were a…Continue Reading


24 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of holiday cheer, here’s some good news: the hard data on being a nice boss. It literally pays to be kind!

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for w…Continue Reading


18 Nov

Anxiety and depression are on the rise. One study shows that the rise in anti-depressant use has risen over 400 percent in recent years. One in 10 Americans is currently using a psychotropic medication for anxiety, depression or similar forms of mental distress. A recent study found that this rise in anxiety and depression is occurring in te…Continue Reading


28 Oct

Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that
“meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus
meditations, breath-based medita…Continue Reading


13 Oct

Many men have cold feet about marriage. They worry about turning into pot-bellied suburban guys with three kids hanging on them like appendages as they take out the trash and clean puke-stains from their mini-van’s backseat. Won’t they miss their Las Vegas trips and envy their single friends? What about that data suggesting that testoster…Continue Reading


30 Sep

Do you get a sinking feeling whenever you open your inbox? Does answering emails take up hours of your time? Is email that one thing on your to-do list that always seems to sit there and never get crossed off? Yesterday I posted an article about email’s impact on our brain – in short – it can dramatically influence your well-being, produ…Continue Reading


30 Sep

Have you noticed that checking your email impacts how you think and feel? It does so in 5 important ways. Here’s your brain on email:


Have you ever been in a situation in which you were feeling great until you received an email out of the blue that completely upset your day? How does it feel to receive 30 such emails first thing i…Continue Reading


17 Jun

Want to be happy, healthy and have great relationships? Sure, we all do! And we’ve hear a million times about the obvious ways to take care of ourselves: exercise, diet etc.

But there’s one simple exercise that boosts all of these things simultaneously and that most of us simply don’t know. What’s that? Being thankful. Sound too simp…Continue Reading


28 May

Happiness is in your ability to love others ~ Leo Tolstoy

Have you ever wished you could meditate but just didn’t know where to start?

There’s a reason for that! When people talk about meditation, they sometimes make it sound as if there were just one type. But there isn’t, there are so many types: mantra meditations, breath meditations, sound me…Continue Reading


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