A Little Sunshine Makes Everything Better

A Little Sunshine Makes Everything Better

Now that the days are getting longer (finally!) and the sun is out for longer stretches every day, throw open those window shades and blinds. It’s good for you—literally! That’s because sunlight increases the level serotonin in our bodies. Serotonin is the hormone...
Less is More

Less is More

As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, this is a good time to reflect on our purchasing habits. It turns out that conspicuous consumption doesn’t just hurt the planet, it may also hurt our mental well-being. A study by the University of Arizona found that...
The Power of Perspective

The Power of Perspective

As we reach the one-year mark since the onset of the Covid pandemic, it has caused me to reflect on how life has changed during the last 12 months. I’ll be the first to admit that when we went into lockdown, I was a mess. I went right into full fear mode: imagining...
Have a Snack

Have a Snack

I recently came upon an intriguing piece in Social Psych Online about the power of short, social interactions to boost our mood and outlook on life. The article was about how a group of commuters were asked to have a conversation with a new person on their train, with...
Treat Yourself to some PEP this Weekend

Treat Yourself to some PEP this Weekend

While your busy searching for that perfect little something for the Valentines in your life, why not find a way to give yourself a little treat as well? Experts at the productivity firm Julie Morgenstern Enterprises say a good way to find happiness and balance in our...
Build on Success

Build on Success

In my blog post, I referenced James Clear’s theory on effective habits and how they can help us achieve our New Year’s resolutions. He says that once we establish effective habits, we can build on them by stacking other effective habits on top of them. Consider the...

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