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...
Give the Gift of Gratitude

Give the Gift of Gratitude

Let’s face it, every year we struggle to find the perfect gift for that person who has “everything.”  Use the holidays as a way to share your abundance of gratitude with others. Simply write down on paper what the recipient means to you; the joy they bring to your...
Take a Load Off

Take a Load Off

In my blog post, I talked about cognitive labor, all that “behind the scenes” thinking, we do to be sure we accomplish everything on our to-do lists. To help lessen the exhaustion that cognitive labor creates, psychologist Jelena Kecmanovic, Ph.D., recommends...
Brain Drain

Brain Drain

For almost as long as time immortal, it seems that women have long carried the burden of household tasks such as grocery shopping, cleaning, laundry, etc. These tasks can be physically exhausting, but much of that is attributed to the fact that there is often a lot of...

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