May 2021

via Psychology Today by Meg Selig Does an optimistic attitude have health benefits as we age? The question is important because if optimism does lead to healthier aging, then programs could be developed to bolster an optimistic mindset in both the old and the young. Past research has...

via Thrive Global by Danny Trifone Almost everyone has an inner voice that provides a constant monologue of our daily lives.  This inner voice, or self-talk, combines our conscious thoughts and our unconscious beliefs and biases, allowing the brain to interpret and process daily experiences. Occasionally, our...

via Forbes by Tracy Brower Across cultures and societies, happiness is recognized as a desired state. Since ancient times, people have theorized about happiness, researched happiness and sought happiness. In the U.S. constitution, happiness is identified as a fundamental human right. In addition, according to a...

via Thrive Global by Marina Khidekel We often think of self-care rituals as little luxuries in our lives, but in reality, so many of the things we do to take care of ourselves are essential for our mental well-being and should be seen as staples in our...

via Psychology Today by Arash Emamzadeh KEY POINTS Both a fear of happiness and negative affect interference predict increased depression, a new study found.The distress depressed patients experience in response to positive stimuli should be a primary goal of treatment, the results suggest.Therapies for depression should try...