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Posted on 05 Jan

Given the extraordinary low levels of engagement in the U.S. workforce — a recent Gallup poll showed that 70% of employees are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work — many leaders are looking for solutions. Some turn to material perks (bonuses, game rooms, free food) in the hopes of making employees happier. However, research…Read More

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Posted on 20 Dec

Mindfulness is quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry. It’s no surprise, then, that the popularity of meditation – one way to practice mindfulness – is also growing among CEOs and senior executives. Why are business leaders embracing meditation rather than, say, massage or ping-pong? Because there’s something to med…Read More

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Posted on 05 Dec

The holidays are upon us and it’s an easy time to get lost: in Christmas shopping, errands, travel or the stress of financial expenses or difficult family situations. It can also be a lonely time for some, or one of confusion or even depression due to the long winter nights. The good news is that there are some great research-backed ways for you …Read More

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Posted on 05 Nov

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that a positive environment will lead to dramatic benefi…Read More

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Posted on 01 Oct

Dear Friends,

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

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Posted on 03 Sep

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

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Posted on 05 Jul

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

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Posted on 30 Jun

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

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Posted on 14 May

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

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Posted on 07 Apr

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

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