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Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections

When used for purposes of knowledge acquisition, information sharing, and community involvement, no one would debate the idea that social media can have an enduring positive impact our lives. However, with every scroll, click, like, and share, the digital debris that we collect and store on our internal ‘hard drive’ has a way of leaving its indelible mark on our psyche. And therein lies the bane of our socially mediated existence: Our desire to connect with the energies that make us feel who...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity


6 Good Reasons to Laugh More

It’s been 40 years since Norman Cousins published his classic An Anatomy of an Illness, in which he documents curing himself with a high dose of vitamin C and a continuous stream of humorous films. Since then research has further established the medicinal benefits of laughter, helping everything from Alzheimer’s disease and allergies to backaches and muscle cramping. Following one of his studies on the benefits of laughter, Dr. Michael Miller said he envisioned a time when physicians might rec...
Tags: Psychology, General, South Park, Time, Happiness, Research, Stress, Fun, Humor, Time Magazine, University of Oxford, Baltimore, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Laughter, University of Maryland School of Medicine


How to Master the Art of Apathy

You may think that an apathetic person doesn’t like to be bothered with the burdens of the world or even in his immediate community. You may picture him having a slothful attitude. Maybe he doesn’t care too much about his appearance, doesn’t watch the news or be bothered to argue over anything. Well, that’s me most of the time. I get pissed at something and next thing you know, I’ve shifted off into another topic. It’s not that I have a low attention span or don’t care about things. It’s just th...
Tags: Facebook, Development, Stress, How To, Lifehacks, John Anyasor


Empower Your Inner Peacekeeper

Inner peace is the centerpiece of your soul. Stress is  a constant, a fact of life, a silent killer. These catchphrases grab our attention because, yep, they sound pretty stressful   —    as though we’d better put on our protective gear, grab our weapons, and prepare for combat… or else . No doubt, our daily exposure to the stress factor can make us feel like we’re in the trenches and quickly losing the war. And when stress eventually retreats, there we stand  –   bloodied and bruis...
Tags: Psychology, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Tai Chi, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Breathing Exercise, Overstimulation, Peace of Mind, Inner peace, Qigong, Zumba Boot Camp


Why We Don’t Perform at Our Best and How to Change That

Riley Jenkins, a consultant at an elite firm, prides herself on responding to her clients’ emails within an hour. She works every Saturday. She never takes a flight that doesn’t have internet access, so she can work (and of course attend to her inbox). She stays up late working on clients’ proposals. She always picks work over her personal life. And her face is always in her phone. But none of this makes her a star employee. And she doesn’t feel any more caught up. Instead, she constantly fe...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Riley, Laura Vanderkam, Vanderkam, Doug Lemov, Riley Jenkins


Boiling Mad? It Might Not Be Anger After All

Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar, as Freud may or may not have said. That is, sometimes anger is just anger. You’re annoyed or aggravated, because you’re genuinely annoyed or aggravated. But other times, anger sits on the surface while other emotions and past experiences swim underneath. According to Chris Boyd, a psychotherapist in Vancouver, these underlying emotions might include: “fear, shame, rejection, exhaustion, embarrassment, stress, disappointment, powerlessness, envy, sadness...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Stress, Self-help, Anger Management, Vancouver, Rochester, Anger, Frustration, Freud, Douglas, Mental Health And Wellness, Marriage And Divorce, Boyd, Chris Boyd


How to Deal With Work Stress

Think about the last time you had an awkward interaction, or made a small mistake at work. What was your reaction?Read more...
Tags: Work, Stress, Anxiety, Lifehacks


6 Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help You Fall Asleep

You’re all-too familiar with the cracks and indentations of your bedroom ceiling. Because you’ve spent one-too-many sleepless nights staring at it. And staring. And staring. And staring some more. You likely don’t struggle with insomnia or another sleep disorder, but on some nights, it’s simply tough to fall asleep–and stay that way. Psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT, noted that it’s tough to slow ourselves down when our minds and nervous systems have been going, going, going...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, New York City, Habits, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, San Francisco Bay, Thompson, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Yoga Journal, Williamson, Tate, Denver Colo


For employers: effectiveness drops, and health problems rise, when hours lengthen

From WSJ:Every employer is in the health care business, like it or not. Employee health benefits cost Starbucks more annually than coffee beans; General Motors spends more on them than on steel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2016 that stress is the leading workplace health problem, ahead of physical inactivity and obesity.Absenteeism is one issue. “Presenteeism” is another: employees who, though at work, are not at their physical or psychological best. Effectiveness ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, General Motors, Stress, Starbucks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


Expectations and Anger Issues Connected with Stress

Is it wrong of me to expect my wife to come through on her words given me on her own with out me asking for it and if not get angry? Example she asked me to pay rent starting 2nd month our lease (even tho before we got the place we agreed to split it 2/3 me 1/3 her) cuz as she says I make more money even though my business almost went bankrupt a few month before (now is better but still isn’t easy which costs me a lot of stress) and offered in exchange to pay for all house bills and groceries an...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Relationships, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Anger, Frustration, Family Therapist, Shared Responsibility


The Power of Creativity in Helping Us to (Kind of) Cope

The intensity of Maureen “Marzi” Wilson’s anxiety varies day to day. Some days, it’s a “mild uneasiness,” a nagging feeling that she’s forgotten something important. “Other days, it’s closer to terror, a horrible premonition that something catastrophic is imminent,” she said. The outward expression varies, too. Sometimes, she fidgets. Other times, she’s “sitting in the corner of a closet wrapped in a blanket.” Because “some days are harder than others,” she said. Wilson has been strugg...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Anxiety, Creativity, Wilson, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Inspiration & Hope, Coping Skills, Overwhelm, Emotion Regulation, Marzi


Tips to Prevent and Recover from a Trying Day

“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.” – Ken Poirot Do you ever have one of those mornings where the battle against annoying minutiae begins before you’re even truly awake? One of those days where you feel the illusion of control fully slipping away. You try to grasp and pull it back, but you really have no control over this day or its outcome, at all. We dread these types of days, don’t we? The control freak in me ge...
Tags: Psychology, Youtube, Stress, Meditate, Self-help, Ikea, Emotions, Angry, Pressure, Proactive, Publishers, Control, Calm, Tiny Buddha, Reactive, Mindful


How Tiny Mistakes Cause Huge Disasters

“If I was setting up curriculum at a university,” says engineer Foone Turing, “I’d make an entire semester-long class on the Challenger disaster, and make it required for any remotely STEM-oriented major.” Because, says Foone, the disaster was a lot less random or simple than people tend to think. In a thread of 102…Read more...
Tags: Mind Hacks, Preparation, Stress, Empathy, Anxiety, Disasters, Lifehacks, Bad Habits, Foone, Foone Turing


Own Your Contribution

“Life is not about accumulation. It is about contribution.” Stephen Covey’s powerful words resonate on  oh so many  levels. In the work setting, it’s not about accumulating personal performance accolades; it’s about our contribution to the betterment of the entire organization. In the social sphere, it’s not about the number of friends that we accumulate (know any “friend collectors”?), but about how we can meaningfully contribute to just  one person’s life . And in the neighborhood, it’s n...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Stress Reduction, Blame, Responsibility, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement, Stephen Covey


Do You Feel Like There Isn’t Enough of You To Go Around?

We all have a lot of expectations to live up to. We’re supposed to keep a household running smoothly – and immaculately clean at the same time. We’re also cooks, housekeepers, household finance managers, launderers, counselors, childcare givers (and sometimes parent caregivers, too), chauffeurs, activity managers, employees or business owners…the list is endless. Somehow, we’re supposed to do all of this, look our best at all times, have perfectly behaved and well-groomed children, and nev...
Tags: Fashion, Stress, Stress Management, Health & Fitness, Stress Relief, Baksh, Energizer Bunny, Mom Life, Stressed Out, Justin Baksh, Foundations Wellness Center, Stress Free Life, Baksh Next


How to Become a Digital Minimalist—And Why It’s So Meaningful

Right now minimalism is all the rage. Which means you’ve likely come across a variety of minimalist-based tips and tricks on websites and podcasts—and possibly everywhere you look. When something becomes this trendy, it can quickly become meaningless, just another swiftly passing fad. But minimalism is everywhere for good reason. Minimalism encourages us to cut out the clutter and excess in our lives, which gives us more time (and energy and attention) to spend on the things that truly ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Technology, General, Habits, Happiness, Social Media, Stress, Self-help, Digital Media, Mental Health And Wellness, Newport, Cal Newport Ph D, Gary Rogowska


5 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Taking Life Seriously

Pretentious title, but far from a call to adopt a stance of apathy within this wondrous and dynamic reality we exist together in. Well, no. It’s quite the opposite. The insight I’d like to share with you today is the equivalent of an open-handed, movie-cliche slap to the face, regretfully but lovingly administered to pull a panicked comrade back from the brink of a full-blown meltdown catalyzed by a collapse of rational, critical thinking. This short read is nothing special. Basically, it’s a re...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, China, Happiness, Earth, Stress, Netflix, Negativity, Fox News, Jesus, Lifehacks, Don, Remove Negative Energy, Earthland


Unwanted Thoughts? Don’t Try to Suppress Them

We all do it. We try to wish our thoughts away. When our mind turns to a stressful work situation, a craving for a cigarette, or a fantasy we shouldn’t be having, we immediately try to remove the thought from the gray matter of our brains. We start a random conversation with the person next to us, we concentrate harder on a work assignment, or we put our index fingers in our ears, and sing, “La la la la, I can’t hear you!” Consider every long song you hear on the radio. How many begin or end wit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Intrusive Thoughts, OCD, Worry, Mental Health And Wellness, Rumination, Wegner, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Daniel Wegner, Carol Barber, Thought Suppression


How Meditation Can Make You Happier

Despite many of us in the modern world enjoying a level of comfort and luxury that would be been unimaginable for most of human history, we still find it very hard to be happy. In fact, it seems that modern society is contributing to our fatigue and discontentment — with high-pressure working lives, decreased sense of community and a perceived lack of meaning all causing strain. As much as we may struggle, however, the pursuit of happiness is still the primary goal for most people. While it ...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Anxiety And Panic, Buddhist, IBS, Present Moment, Better Health


8 Ways to Instantly Feel Empowered to Face an Upcoming Challenge, A New Opportunity or a Tough Day

You’re about to ask for a promotion at work. You’re about to ask for a raise. You’re about to resign from your 9-to-5 to start your own business. You’re about to take a step toward expanding your business. You’re about to give a speech. You’re about to have a hard conversation. You’re about to say ‘yes’ or say ‘no’ to a significant opportunity. You’re about to advocate for yourself—which is something you’ve actually rarely done before. And you need to feel empowered. Because right now you...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Garcia, DBT, Alyssa Mairanz, Mairanz, Leslie Garcia, Mairanz LMHC


10 Simple Ways To Overcome Depression and Sadness

We’ve all been upset. Sadness is a totally natural emotional response to certain environmental stimuli. Most of us have support or systems in place to overcome sadness, reach balance, and go on to be happy as quickly as possible. There are two groups of people that have prolonged sadness or depression. One group consists of those that have a severe chemical imbalance. They often require the help of a doctor and medications for treatment. This article, however, is not for that group. Rather, this...
Tags: Motivation, Stress, Lifehacks, Chuck Norris, Alex Shalman, BA Psychology, MS Biomedical Science


How to Improve Your Freelancing Productivity

I do a lot of my work from home. While this is great in many ways, there is one where I have a lot of trouble: productivity. It is just so easy to lose track of time, or to begin procrastinating. There are some days where you just can’t get started, and before you know it you realize it is one in the afternoon and you are still in your bathrobe, without a single bit of work done. One of the reasons it is so hard to be productive at home is that it isn’t easy to feel stressed or like there is a t...
Tags: Productivity, Freelancing, Motivation, Facebook, Stress, Branding


Take a Deep Breath Before Tackling Challenging Financial Tasks

Think about the last time you sat down to finish a financial task. How did you feel before you logged in to your account, or took out your checkbook?Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Stress, Lifehacks, Calm


Thriva expands its range of test-at-home kits to add female hormone and cortisol stress tests

UK home health analysis kit startup Thriva is adding three more products to its range later this month: A saliva-based cortisol stress test and two female hormone kits. The Seedcamp-backed UK startup has been offering blood-prick-based health monitoring kits since 2016, and says it’s had more than 50,000 customers sign up to stab their own finger with its spring-loaded plastic lancet and massage a drop of blood into a tube to post away for lab-based analysis. The new saliva kit lowers the barrie...
Tags: Health, Startups, Europe, UK, Tech, Stress, United Kingdom, Hormones, Seedcamp, Thriva, Fertility Testing, Female Hormones


How to Set Boundaries to Truly Take Compassionate Care of Yourself

Having solid, strong boundaries is a vital way to take great care of ourselves. After all, boundaries protect our time, our (physical and emotional) energy, and our well-being. Boundaries help us to honor our feelings, and ultimately, our needs. According to psychotherapist Mara Hirschfeld, LMFT, we can think of boundaries as a personal rulebook that informs others how to treat us, and specifically what is and isn’t OK. Even though boundaries are critical for practicing compassionate self-care, ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Relationships, Friends, New York City, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Self-esteem, Personal Care, Boundaries, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Brown


3 Ways to Create Positive Relationships in the Workplace

Throughout a typical work week, employees will interact more with their colleagues than loved ones. Positive interactions between employees not only makes for a better work environment but can foster higher levels of job satisfaction and productivity. Negative or toxic relationships in the workplace can increase stress levels among employees, as well as feelings of isolation. Both stress and isolation negatively impact employees’ mental and physical health, lowering employee morale and motivati...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Jobs, Workplace, Relationships, Isolation, Communication, Stress, Employees, Respect, Morale, Colleagues, Publishers, Industrial And Workplace, MHA, Mental Health America


8 Ways to Feel Delighted Even in the Dead of Winter

The holidays are over, which for some of us is a huge relief, but for others is disappointing and depressing. It also doesn’t help that many of us live in places where darkness descends in the late afternoon, and the temperatures are bone chilling (no matter how many layers we layer!). Which leads us to spend less time outside, and less time with others. All of this makes it tough to feel genuine joy and delight. It can be a gloomy time of year, and gloomy is exactly how we feel. During winter, ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Instagram, New York City, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity, Oliver, Thompson, Mental Health And Wellness, Austin Texas, Darcy, Hygge, Clarissa Pinkola Estes


Dancing in the Rain: On Becoming More Emotionally Resilient

During the first half of my life, I tried to find THE solution to my depression and anxiety — a cure that would forever eradicate my symptoms. I was a gullible consumer of dogmatic books and advice promising Nirvana: by balancing my gut bacteria, by committing to a daily meditation practice, by taking fish oil and vitamin D, or by sweating out my toxins through hot yoga six times a week. While those are all pieces of my recovery program today, none of them alone provided the answer. After years ...
Tags: Psychology, England, New York, Friends, Habits, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, New York Times, Patience, Perfectionism, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Inspiration & Hope, Self-worth


Psychology Around the Net: January 26, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at children taking mental health days, the definition of relationship cycling and what it can do to your mental health, career advice for having not only a successful but also a happy career, and more. Enjoy! Women Urged to Put Mental Health On Pre–Conception Checklist: Just like a healthy diet and exercise routine, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding smoking and alcohol, addressing her mental health should be on a woman’s pre-concepti...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Children, Relationships, Mothers, Pregnancy, Ancestors, Research, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Career Advice, Women's Issues, Family History, Joy


How Busy Working Moms Can Take Meaningful Breaks

When you’re a working mom, it can easily feel like you have no time for genuinely restorative breaks—or any break for that matter. Which can quickly lead to everything from resentment to burnout. But mothering doesn’t have to be one massive hustle without any respite. We just think it does. And these narratives dictate how we spend our hours and our minutes—minus real, meaningful pauses. Namely, we have “outrageous expectations” for ourselves in every arena of our lives, according to Lauren Sm...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Parenting, Happiness, Work Life Balance, Stress, Self-help, New York Times, Stress Reduction, Baby, Women's Issues, Motherhood, Mental Health And Wellness, Brody, Lauren Smith Brody