A One Time Lesson in “Growth Mindset” Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

One big concept in psychology right now is the “growth mindset.” The basic idea behind the “growth mindset” is that we have the capacity to change and improve ourselves over time. This is in contrast to a “fixed mindset,” where … Continue reading

Take a Moment to Appreciate Everyday Nature That Is Right in Front of You

Nature is all around us yet we rarely take the time to step back and appreciate it. According to a new study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, it was discovered that tiny moments spent appreciating everyday nature can … Continue reading

Why Self-Awareness Is The First Step Toward Empathy

To better understand others, we must first better understand ourselves. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Enhancement titled “Know Thy Selves: Learning to Understand Oneself Increases the Ability to Understand Others.” Psychologists spent … Continue reading

Your Mindset About Your Health Can Make a Big Physical Difference

Our mind and body are tightly interconnected. Often times we can’t talk about our “physical health” without also talking about our “mental health,” and vice versa. One of the biggest pieces of evidence for the mind-body connection is the placebo … 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