8 (Simple) Ways to Reduce Your Daily Stress

I lose my phone at least once a day and end up finding it in a drawer or some stealth pocket of a handbag I didn’t even realize existed. Sometimes it’s right in front...

The Secret Sauce of Gratitude: Look for the Gift Behind the Gift

Before my kids could even talk, I was telling them to say thank you. I must have sounded like a broken record. 🗣️ Say thank you to Daddy for the bedtime story. 🗣️ Say thank you...

What You and Leonardo da Vinci Have in Common

I have always thought of creativity as something you are either born with or not. Without disclosing too much, I didn’t win any awards in art class. But research tells a different story. A...

The Benefits of Diversifying Your Social Portfolio

“Friendship isn’t a big thing — it’s a million little things.” Paulo Coelho. Mounting evidence shows that tending to our friendships matters as much to our health as going to bed early and eating well. Want...

The Difference Between Narcissistic And Benevolent Lies

Most of the time honesty is the best policy...but not always. Under some circumstances, telling a white lie may even help bolster social connections. Prosocial lies—lies that benefit others—are grounded in compassion and can...

What a Bucket of Popcorn Says About You

In the un-put-downable book Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, the authors describe a famous popcorn study. Moviegoers were given a soda and a free bucket of popcorn on their way...