These 9 Mental Habits Suck the Happiness from Your Life

-Andrea Bonoir It’s never too late to change. Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people, and the fact that we’re prone to classifying them as “types” shows just how much we tend to believe that people behave in certain ways by nature. How To Be Happy With Yourself As YouContinue reading “These 9 Mental Habits Suck the Happiness from Your Life”

Mindfulness for Children: Fun, Effective Ways to Strengthen Mind, Body, Spirit

-Karen, Hey Sigmund Mindfulness has an extraordinary capacity to build a strong body, mind and spirit in ourselves as adults, as well as in our children. Science has told us that it can help to protect against stress, anxiety, depression, illness and pain, ease the symptoms of autism and ADHD, improve academic performance and social relationships, asContinue reading “Mindfulness for Children: Fun, Effective Ways to Strengthen Mind, Body, Spirit”

Can You Cheat at Mindfulness and Self Compassion?

-Kellie Edwards I have a client who laughingly says she loves to “cheat the system” — find a short cut, an easier way, a faster route and get “more bang for her buck.” She remembers doing it as a child at school. When she was supposed to be learning how to touch type she gotContinue reading “Can You Cheat at Mindfulness and Self Compassion?”

Mindfulness Can Help Young Kids Manage Emotions

-Rick Nauert, PhD Mindfulness has been found beneficial for stress reduction, anxiety and depression, dietary challenges, addiction recovery, and many other conditions. Now it has found its way into a classroom where children as young as three are using its techniques to manage emotions and stay calm. Using a strategy called Calm Classroom, Los Angles students, rangingContinue reading “Mindfulness Can Help Young Kids Manage Emotions”

How Complaining Can Alter Our Perception

-Viatcheslav Wlassoff, PhD It is intuitive that a negative attitude and constant complaining are bad for us, but can it really affect our brain? It turns out that there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that negativity can alter our perception of life by changing the connection of the neurons in our brain. ThisContinue reading “How Complaining Can Alter Our Perception”

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

-James Gaines Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension. But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my mind, trying to either surreptitiouslyContinue reading “This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.”

As the sea affects the brain

-Jennifer Delgado Have you ever felt an incredible peace while walking along the sea, or maybe you felt more energetic and your mood was improved? The truth is that most people experience a feeling of calm, relaxation and well-being, when near the water. Why? Neuroscientists believe that the explanation lies in our brain. The seaContinue reading “As the sea affects the brain”

Why we constantly think: “What if …?”

-Jennifer Delgado What would have happened if I woke up before and didn’t miss the bus? What would have happened if I’d had the courage to talk to that very interesting person that I met? What would have happened if I had not broken up with my partner? And if I’d said to my bossContinue reading “Why we constantly think: “What if …?””

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (And How To Break The Habit)

-Annie Wood “Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.” ~Unknown When I was about sixteen or so, one of my parent’s friends got into some trouble with the law. When we’d visit him he’d often shake his head from side to side and mumble, my life is in the toilet. He saidContinue reading “How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (And How To Break The Habit)”

Danger Behind the Wheel as Emotions Explode

-Rick Nauert, PhD As Americans drive about the country on summer vacations, profound new research should give pause, or a warning, of behind the wheel behaviors. A newly released study finds that nearly 80 percent of drivers expressed significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year. TheContinue reading “Danger Behind the Wheel as Emotions Explode”