October 2021

via the HBR by Alice Boyes Summary: When people are depressed their energy, activity, and mood levels decrease in a spiral. The lower energy you feel, the less you do, the worse you feel emotionally, and the cycle continues. Being productive can help interrupt that...

via Very Well Mind by Lo Styx Key Takeaways A recent study analyzing real-time patterns of thought focused on capturing ruminative thinking, a common symptom of depression and anxiety.The findings revealed that highly ruminative individuals' thoughts were more negative, past-oriented and self-focused.Spending free moments lost in thought...

via Your Tango by Jessie Leon I used to think that living a more joyful life was a game of addition, one that meant I filled my time with enriching activities, like trying new classes, learning kundalini yoga, and reading every self-help book in print; and while,...

via Thrive Global by Marina Khidekel Often it’s not big, grand gestures that show the people around us we care about them. It’s the small gestures that can really help strengthen our bonds — like putting our phones away when having dinner with someone, or asking a colleague a deeper...

via Eric Barker “The internet is making smart people smarter and dumb people dumber.” That’s writer Kevin Drum. On the surface it would seem that the internet should be making us all smarter, right?. The world’s information is just a Google search away. But what happened when Carnegie Mellon researchers...

via Todd Kashdan Resilience is a process. It requires hard work. Certain psychological ingredients increase the likelihood of bouncing back from mistakes, failures, and the strain of setbacks.  Scientists discovered psychological strengths that best predict who functions well in the aftermath. Learn about a deep investigation...

via Fast Company by Cassandra Worthy Cassandra Worthy is a chemical engineer, recovering alcoholic, and Fortune 100 executive turned full-time entrepreneur. In her new book, she discusses how a growth mindset will help you take charge of how you experience change. She has personally relied on these...

via Big Think by Lis Ku Finding the right work-life balance is by no means a new issue in our society. But the tension between the two has been heightened by the pandemic, with workers increasingly dwelling over the nature of their work, its meaning and purpose, and...

via the Huffington Post by Nicole Pajer The road to happiness isn’t always easy, nor does it really have one final destination. Joy exists on a spectrum. And thanks to work, life and relationship problems – not to mention, you know, an extremely distressing global pandemic –...

via Happiful by Ellen Hoggard What’s the secret to a happy life? OK, we don’t know the answer to that – in fact, we don’t think there is just one. But while there’s no magic formula to achieving a blissful existence, there are daily habits...