November 2020

via the Greater Good by Jill Suttie While there is a lot that we can do to increase our own well-being, our social and political environments play an important role in our happiness, too. In particular, research suggests that supportive government policies like health care coverage and parental leave make a difference...

via Forbes by Sabina Nawaz “If we don’t see improvement in this tooth pocket at next year’s cleaning appointment, we’ll have to do an expensive procedure to address it. I recommend you floss daily.” The dentist’s dire directive spurred me to start a daily flossing practice...

via Inverse by Nick Haslam Research suggests they’re largely correct. Surveys in Australia, the UK, and the USA point to rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thinking substantially higher than in previous years. But over time, people have changed how they have responded to the threat of Covid-19. Google searches have shifted...

via Thrive Global by Justin Aldridge “We need to remain childlike. Children don’t dream of being insignificant.” The first time I heard that quote from Bill Johnson, it resonated so deeply with me because it’s true! Have you ever watched a child go about life? And I don’t...

via Business Insider by Margie Zable Fisher Exercise improves mood and boosts happiness in several ways including increased serotonin production, decreased stress hormones, and prolonged lifespan.Even just 10 minutes of exercise is helpful for a quick boost in your physical and mental health, according to research.This...

via Forbes by Melody Wilding Companies have created mission statements for years to explain why they exist and why they do what they do.  Google’s mission statement, for example, is "to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful." For Zappos it’s “to provide the...

via the Ladders by Nicolas Cole Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally “get it” long after the fact. If possible, it’s...

via TED Ideas by Frederik Imbo Let’s say I’m driving really slowly because I’m trying to find a specific address. So the person in the car behind me starts honking and flashing their headlights at me. How do I respond? I take it personally. I know I shouldn’t. But it...