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

The Power of “10 Second” Relationships

Every time we leave our homes, there is opportunity for social interaction. This is true even if it’s just something small – like talking to the cashier at a grocery store, or saying “Hi” to a neighbor, or complimenting someone’s … Continue reading

How Perfectionism Destroys Happiness

If you want to never be happy or satisfied with your life, one great way to do that is to raise your expectations to an unrealistically high standard that can never possibly be met. This is the essence of perfectionism. … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Calm Down Your Analytical Mind

Our “analytical mind” is the thinking part of our brains. It mostly takes place in the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with complex decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, and self-monitoring. Basically, it’s the part of our brains that makes us … Continue reading

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science. However, according to psychologist Daniel Goleman in his monumental book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, “emotional intelligence” (EQ) is another … Continue reading