Our individualistic culture inflames the ego and numbs the spirit. Failure teaches us who we are. The self-centered voice of the ego has to be quieted before a person is capable of freely giving and receiving love.
The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven't heard that the hype is backed up by hard science.
Lucky for us, advanced technologies have enabled researchers to understand how the brain works, what it responds to, and even how to retrain it.
Gratitude is Good for the Soul, and Helps the Heart Too
Research shows that feeling grateful doesn't just make you feel good. It also helps -
helps - the heart.
To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging
Scientists are discovering something very peculiar about aging. How we feel about getting old matters. A lot.
6 Signs You Were Raised By a Narcissist
"While narcissists come in all varieties and their symptoms vary across a spectrum, there are a few ways for adult children to tell they may have been raised by a narcissist," explains therapist Wendy Behary, founder of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and author of the book
Disarming the Narcissist.
How to Turn a Bad Day Around
How can you change your mood when you've started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances from dragging you down and killing your productivity?
7 Easy Practices to Feel Better About Your Life
Our thoughts condition the power of our emotions.
Rising Strong: Brené Brown on the Physics of Vulnerabiity and What Resilient People Have in Common
The process of regaining our emotional footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it's the process that teaches us the most about who we are.
Mindful surrender isn't giving up; it's opening up. And opening up takes guts.
9 Things Mentally Strong People Do Every Day
Genetics, personality, and life experiences all play a role in your mental strength.
Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain
Music neuroscience, which draws on cognitive science, music education and neuroscience, can help answer basic questions about the workings of the human brain.
The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives
Recently, researchers have been getting more and more interested in the role that mental motivation plays in academic achievement.
What's Lost as Handwriting Fades
Psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep.
The Voice of Reason
Everyone engages in self-talk, but much depends on the way we do it. Scientists now find that the right words can free us from our fears and make us as wise about ourselves as we often are about others.
Psychologists and neuroscientists have learned a lot in the past few decades about non-cognitive skills, like persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence -- where these skills come from and how they're developed -- leading to the conclusion that these skills are more crucial than sheer brainpower in determining success.
Personality scientists are forging new insights about how mindfulness affects human motivation and behavior, alongside health and wellbeing.
Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?
This growing body of research indicates that, right now, the health of millions of children is being shaped by abuse and neglect.
Why do so many middle-aged men feel so lost?
Caught between baby-boomers and Generation Y, today's middle-aged men increasingly see themselves as lost souls.
What We Can Learn From the Science of Stress
Popular Science Magazine took a closer look at the science behind worrying.
How Mindfulness Changes the Brain
There's some research behind all that hype.
Study Finds More Reasons to Get and Stay Married
A new Economics paper has some old fashioned advice ....
How well are you listening?