I’m going to cut to the chase: a good friend of mine took her own life recently. No one, it seems, had any idea that she was anything but happy and certainly no one knew she was considering suicide. She always seemed super happy, excited and supportive of others. She was full of energy and … More Let’s #NormalizeDepression
Do you become annoyed when someone tells you to cheer up and smile? Ever think they might be onto something? Science shows that turning that frown upside might actually make you feel better! Your mental state and physical state are inextricably interconnected, also known as the mind-body connection. Your mood is determined by a complex networks of … More A Smile Is A Two-Way Street (with a dip in the middle)
Knowing how you want to feel can help you make good decisions about how you live your life.
Wait, what?!? Haven’t we’ve been taught to believe that emotions fog our decision-making, that “clear-headed” thinking comes from taking emotions out of the equation? Yes, we have and it’s totally wrong. … More At the Heart of Decision-Making Are Emotions