Personal Space Now Comes With a Number

Psychologist Elaine Aaron discusses the need for personal space for highly sensitive types in her bestseller, “The Highly Sensitive Person.” Now her claim comes with specific numbers of just how much space is needed The space surrounding the body (known by scientists as ‘peripersonal space’), which has previously been thought of as having a gradual […]

Make a New Year’s Ritual

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Research by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee indicates that most change efforts—like New Year’s resolutions—fail after the initial implementation or honeymoon phase. Self-discipline isn’t enough to make positive changes stick. In their book, “The Power of Full Engagement,” Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz propose that we create rituals to help support our resolutions […]

6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

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Thanksgiving is a time when even the most begrudging among us stops to name those things for which he is grateful. Gratitude and appreciation are two weapons we can use against depression and anxiety. In fact, Dan Baker writes in his book, “What Happy People Know” that it is impossible to be in a state […]

5 Decisions That Can Make You Happier

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Recent happiness studies indicate that popularity, influence, and money do not make people happiest – even as our culture suggests otherwise. Autonomy, life purpose, and relationships are found at the top of the list. In her new book, “The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions that Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want […]

On Courage

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” –Mary Anne RadmacherThat’s the gist of this video.To get to the YouTube video click here. Originally published on Beyond Blue at Beliefnet.com Share this:

On Playing With Your Pain

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“To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain and play with it.” Those words fell out of the mouth of British comic actor and filmmaker Charlie Chaplain and they frame an appropriate attitude toward depression or any mood disorder. Because if I’ve learned anything in my lifelong recovery from depression and anxiety, […]

5 Decisions That Can Make You Happier

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Recent happiness studies indicate that popularity, influence, and money do not make people happiest – even as our culture suggests otherwise. Autonomy, life purpose, and relationships are found at the top of the list. In her new book, “The Happiness Choice: The Five Decisions that Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want […]