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In wellness, there’s no one-size-fits-all regimen. In fact, the first step on the path to a better, healthier, happier life, is choice. In a classic...

Yes, You Can Cultivate Luck – Here’s How

Why do some people seem to have all the luck? Psychologist Richard Wiseman has been researching this question for most of his career and...

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At this point, I shouldn’t have to remind anyone about the benefits of sleep. Medicine and science has been lecturing us about why it’s...
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Rethinking The Winter Blues

In medical school I was taught to look out for Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, during the cold dark months. I expected my patients’ depression...

Avoid These Two Mistakes at Your New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve can be stressful. Why? For starters, whether you have a fear of missing out or a concern that you won’t have...

Looking for Purpose? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate,...

A Merry Manifesto: 9 Tips for a Happier Holidays

As strange as this sounds, when I was younger, I loved working during the holidays. There was something nice about making rounds in the...

Five Ways To Thrive During The Holidays

Yes it’s that time of year again, the season to be jolly.  So why might you be starting to feel a creeping sense of...

Feeling Down Post-Election? Tap into Your Resilience Reserves

Since Tuesday, I have heard from patients, friends and co-workers who are having a difficult time processing the outcome of the election. While I...

How Much Does Happiness Cost?

We know that money can’t buy you happiness. In an effort to understand the link between money and well-being, psychologists Elizabeth Dunn and Michael...

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There are some people we naturally love to be around. They are like sunspots, giving off warmth and radiating good energy. There are others...
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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...
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I have always been a little skeptical of visualization techniques. The idea of telling someone to visualize winning the lottery, marrying George Clooney or...
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According to Nobel Prize-winning scientist Daniel Kahneman, we experience approximately 20,000 moments each day. In honor of #RandomActsOfKindnessDay choose to make the most of...