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

Build a “Mental Toolbox” to Help You Navigate Through Rough Times

When it comes to self improvement, there is no single solution that is magically going to fix all of your problems. My personal approach is to think of self improvement as building a “mental toolbox” with a wide-range of different … Continue reading

5 Fundamental Pillars for Building a Meaningful and Purposeful Life

We all crave meaning and purpose in our lives, but many of us have difficulty finding it. Often times without meaning, we can fall into a “nihilistic trap” of thinking nothing in our life really matters and we are just … Continue reading

Why Nature Documentaries Are the Best TV Shows for Your Mental Health

Not all TV shows are created equal, especially when it comes to your mental health. We should all be mindful of the types of media we consume on a regular basis and how it impacts our mind (including TV, movies, … 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