6 Ways to Stay Grounded in Times of Overwhelm

Here are six strategies that can help you find moments of peace and centredness when you find yourself overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle that life may brings.

May 20

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Boredom proneness is largely about what you do

Findings have shown that boredom is largely attributed to the choices of activities that we engage in.

May 17

Categories: Emptiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self help groups

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The Best Way To Stay Motivated From Start To Finish

Feel the need to stay motivated? It turns out that there is more than one type of motivation you need to reach your goals depending on where you are on the journey!

Apr 6

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Laugh and Live Longer

A vast new study finds that a sense of humor lowers mortality rates, especially for women. Women with a strong sense of humor were found to live longer in spite of illness, especially cardiovascular disease and infection. Mirthful men seem to be ...

Oct 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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What Should You Choose: Time or Money?

Given the choice between more time or more money, which would you pick? For a beach vacation, you might pay more for a direct flight to gain a couple of extra hours getting sand between your toes. On the other hand, you might take a better-paying ...

Sep 20

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Loneliness can be depressing, but it helps us survive

Loneliness not only feels nasty, it can also make you depressed, shatter your sleep, even kill you. Yet scientists think loneliness evolved because it was good for us. It still is - sometimes.

Sep 8

Categories: Depression, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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Older people are Happier Year after year

Conventional notions have described aging as an ongoing process of physical and cognitive decline, with mental health mirroring the downward trend. However, a new study by researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine ...

Aug 30

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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How Long Do You Want to Live? Expectations Matter!

Why do some people want to live a very long time, while others would prefer to die relatively young? In a latest study, a team of researchers investigated how long young and middle-aged adults in the United States say they want to live in relation ...

Aug 30

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Life Purpose / ...

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On Finding Value in Boredom

We usually think of boredom as a state to be avoided. The existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard even went so far as to say that "boredom is the root of all evil". But in a new paper in Qualitative Research in Psychology, Tim Lomas at the ...

Aug 27

Categories: Emptiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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The Truth about Lying

In his Fred Kavli Keynote Address at the 2016 APS Annual Convention in Chicago, Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, explains the science behind dishonesty. Through his many experiments ...

Aug 25

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Relationships & ...

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Curiosity Has the Power to Change Behavior for the Better

Piquing people’s interest can entice them to choose healthier behaviors over more tempting, unhealthy ones, study finds. New research shows that piquing people’s curiosity can influence their choices by steering them away from tempting desires, ...

Aug 23

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health Psychology, Life Purpose / ...

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Primary Selves, Disowned Selves and Self-Awareness

Self-awareness involves recognising the many selves in you, both primary and disowned, and how they affect your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. What are primary and disowned selves, and how do they work in you?

Oct 30

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Self-Care / Self Compassion

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Do Good or Make Money: Which Side are YOU on?

It is possible to both do good and make money.

Oct 29

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Mental Health Professions, ...

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Social Media Can Create Surprising Behavioural Changes

"You just have to put people into the right kind of social environment where they can interact with each other, and even anonymous social interaction will create behavior change,” says Professor Damon Centola of the Annenberg School for ...

Oct 8

Categories: Adult psychological development, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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The Psychology of Procrastination - How To Stop Procrastinating

The decision to work on something is driven by how much we value accomplishing the project in that moment – what psychologists call its subjective value. And procrastination, in psychological terms, is what happens when the value of doing ...

Oct 8

Categories: Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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