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Turn it down: how to silence your inner voice

Turn it down: how to silence your inner voice

As Ethan Kross, an American experimental psychologist and neuroscientist, will cheerfully testify, the person who doesn’t sometimes find themselves listening to an unhelpful...

5 Emotional Wellness Activities That Can Change Your Life

5 Emotional Wellness Activities That Can Change Your Life

5 Emotional Wellness Activities That Can Change Your Life Tanya J. Peterson Intentionally pursuing emotional wellness activities can change your life in ways that...

Mental well-being linked to better cardiovascular and overall health

Mental well-being linked to better cardiovascular and overall health

The American Heart Association (AHA) have just released their latest scientific statement. In it, they note that mental health is an important component to heart health,...

Can a Walk in the Woods Improve Your Well-Being?

Can a Walk in the Woods Improve Your Well-Being?

"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees."—Henry David Thoreau Thoreau and other literary giants of the past eloquently pronounced the positive effects of...

9 Ways to Stop Stress Eating, According to Experts | Eat This Not That

9 Ways to Stop Stress Eating, According to Experts | Eat This Not That

When we feel stressed, many of us turn to food. And this year more than ever, the coronavirus pandemic has left many of us to stress eat as we seek out food for comfort, out of...

Why it's time to stop pursuing happiness

Why it's time to stop pursuing happiness

Like many teenagers, I was once plagued with angst and dissatisfaction – feelings that my parents often met with bemusement rather than sympathy. They were already in their 50s,...

Mindfulness training and relaxation training offer similar benefits for relationship well-being

Mindfulness training and relaxation training offer similar benefits for relationship well-being

According to a recent study published in Scientific Reports, mindfulness training has the potential to improve relationship well-being. The researchers also found that...

Feeling Workplace Burnout? 5 Ways to Increase Happiness While You Work

Feeling Workplace Burnout? 5 Ways to Increase Happiness While You Work

Feeling Workplace Burnout? 5 Ways to Increase Happiness While You Work On a scale of 1-10, how happy do you feel while working? I am not talking about job satisfaction; I mean...

Meditation – its effect on cognition and general well-being

Meditation – its effect on cognition and general well-being

Meditation is the practice of training the mind to increase attention, awareness, and/or achieving emotional calm. At its most basic, a meditation practice may involve sitting...

10 Tips to Improve Your Emotional Wellness

10 Tips to Improve Your Emotional Wellness

10 Tips to Improve Your Emotional Wellness Tanya J. Peterson You can improve your emotional wellness, that state of being that means understanding and accepting the entire range...

Are Meaningful Daily Activities Linked to Well-Being?

Are Meaningful Daily Activities Linked to Well-Being?

Well-being is an important and popular topic; indeed, I have previously written about various ways to promote well-being—purchasing experiences vs. things, nurturing character...

The Benefits of Texting Your Gratitude

The Benefits of Texting Your Gratitude

Think back to a recent time when you felt thankful to another person—a family member, a friend, or a stranger who performed an act of kindness or benefited you in some way. Do...