Play the “Alphabet Game” to Derail Negative Thoughts

When we find ourselves in a cycle of negative thinking, it can often become very difficult to break out of it. “Rumination” is one of the most common symptoms in depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. It’s a focused attention on … Continue reading

How a Sobering Walk Through a Cemetery Can Help Reinvigorate Your Life

Thinking about death is often something that we try to avoid at all costs, but could there be a psychological benefit to it? There’s an emerging concept in psychology known as Terror Management Theory (TMT) that explores how humans respond … Continue reading

Keep a “Jar of Awesome” for When You Need an Extra Boost of Motivation

Can you name 3 victories you’ve had in your life over the past year? For many of us, it can be difficult to reflect on our past and recall positive memories. This is due to a strong negativity bias in … Continue reading

Mindful Photography: What It Teaches Us About Appreciating Our Surroundings

Can photography teach us how to be more mindful and appreciative of our daily surroundings? According to psychologists, “mindful photography” can be a healthy exercise to practice every now and then. The simple goal is to carry a camera (or … Continue reading

3 Sources of Happiness That Aren’t Tied to People or Stuff

It’s incredibly important to find sources of happiness in your life that aren’t tied to people or stuff. Because you can’t always depend on “people” or “stuff” to be there for you all of the time. So if your happiness … Continue reading