CAN A WALK IN THE PARK INCREASE WELL-BEING?

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“In happiness, as in so many other things, location is key.” According to research, a location that maximizes proximity to the natural world is one...
seasonal affective disorder

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...

I Want It And I Want It Now

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Patience may be a virtue but it’s wearing thin. A study of over 2000 British adults confirmed what most of us already know, we...

Why Reading Is So Good For You

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People increasingly tell me they have a hard time starting a book, let alone finishing one. Reading a book takes time and concentration-two rarities...

Don’t Let Stress Interfere With Gut Feelings

Listening to your gut when you’re anxious is like going to the supermarket on an empty stomach. Your judgment is clouded so you end...

How to Cool Down in the Heat of the Moment

In the heat of the moment, one of the worst things to do is what people normally do--immerse themselves in their emotions and focus...
Mental Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal of the Mind: How to Overcome Anxiety & Build Confidence

I have always been a little skeptical of visualization techniques. The idea of telling someone to visualize winning the lottery, marrying George Clooney or...

Is It Too Late For Change?

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“People don’t change.” I remember hearing this from one of my professors in medical school. His comment went hand in hand with everything I...

Achieve the Impossible

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What makes human beings unique? In an unforgettable speech to a Stanford graduating class, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky explores this question and challenges what many...

Does Your Weekend Exhaust You?

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Do you feel exhausted after the weekend? The allure of pleasant, in the moment, and easy activities is powerful. After a long week, it’s...

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Being a teenager has never been easy but these days seems harder than ever. In addition to the ordinary stresses of coming of age...

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Transitions can be exciting but also stressful. In my experience, people tend to respond to major life changes in one of two ways: Denial...

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We may be creatures of habit but research suggests that the best way to boost our everyday happiness is to shake up our routine....