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Happy Fall! To help keep you inspired through this crisper weather, here’s my latest for Psychology Today. Hope you like it! It’s about lightening our loads and freeing our minds, and who doesn’t need more of that!?
We all know the situation: something happened that made us upset, we go over it in our mind, we blow our top, we s…Read More
Summer is ending and, for many of us, it makes us nostalgic for our childhood vacations: long, carefree days spent by the beach, in the woods, or with friends and family. However, for many of us, those days seem long gone. Vacation days are few and far between. Work and personal responsibilities end up swallowing any free time we have. Even when w…Read More
Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives. We take the good things for granted and blow up the problems. As a consequence, we tend to fall prey to the petty concerns and annoyances in our lives, letting them determine our well-…Read More
Stacy Brindise, 30, was eager to have children. But after trying for several years to conceive, she and her husband, Mike, were still childless. Like millions of couples, the Brindises were faced with what doctors refer to as “unexplained infertility.” Couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility are typically active, health-conscious people …Read More
Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the delicate brain area he is working on. The boy’s …Read More
A day without laughter is a day wasted.~Charlie Chaplin
Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but who actually makes time for it in their lives? Sure, we like hearing a funny joke, people with a good sense of humor and watching comedies. But few of us take our laughs seriously (no pun intended!) nor do we make a concerted effort to laugh more. But we sh…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More