How to Head Off Headline Anxiety

There is increasing scientific evidence that the nonstop barrage of disturbing and infuriating stories impacts mental health. Studies show it can worsen feelings of anxiety, sadness and helplessness. People who were glued to coverage...

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...

Is This Why You Overindulge?

We all have so much going on in our lives, so let me distill the research on wellbeing for you. Think of these quick bits as a personal apothecary that you can read, refer...

Athlete or Not, Science Says to Do This if You Want to Keep Your...

A free throw in basketball is an intensely stressful situation. All eyes are on the player. Will they or won’t they sink the shot? Merely watching is anxiety-provoking for me. It’s hard to imagine...

8 Counterintuitive Strategies for a Happier Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Here are a few tips to help you and your family keep the peace and make the most of the holiday: 1. Be clear-eyed Manage expectations. It’s nice to have...

A Counterintuitive Strategy to Give Yourself a Boost

When someone is going through a rough patch, the typical recommendation is that they speak to a professional about what is bothering them. Articulating one’s feelings and challenging negative thought patterns, the thinking goes,...