Connecting Online Can Help Prevent Social Isolation In Older People

Connecting Online Can Help Prevent Social Isolation In Older PeopleJohn, a widower, is a retired engineer aged in his 90s. He lives alone in the family home and has struggled with loneliness and depression since his wife passed away. He feels frustrated that as he gets older he can no longer do many of the things he used to enjoy, which exacerbates his sense of feeling alone in the world.

Why Politicians With Deep Voices Get More Votes

Why Politicians With Deep Voices Get More VotesVoters seem to prefer candidates with deeper voices, and researchers suspect our “caveman instincts” could explain why.

Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You Happy

Pay Attention! How Being Less Distracted Will Make You HappyAll of the work that my colleagues and I have been doing leads inevitably to this central conclusion. Well-being is fundamentally no different than learning to play the cello. If one practices the skills of well-being, one will get better at it.

Je, Blondes Kwa kweli Dumb?

Je, Blondes Kwa kweli Dumb?bubu kike blonde ni mazao makuu ya sinema za Mkono, kama vile Reese Witherspoon katika "Kisheria kuchekesha." Amazon sasa anauza vitabu vingi utani kwamba poke fun katika blondes 'alijua ukosefu wa akili.

Kwa Nini Sisi Kuwa Hivyo Narcissistic?

Kwa Nini Sisi Kuwa Hivyo Narcissistic?somo la narcissism ina intrigued watu kwa karne nyingi, lakini wanasayansi ya jamii sasa wanadai kwamba imekuwa kisasa "janga". Hivyo ni nini, nini imesababisha mazao yake, na ni kuna kitu tunaweza kufanya kuhusu hilo?

Kwa nini Kuna No Limits Kwa Willpower yako

Kwa nini Kuna No Limits Kwa Willpower yakoTumekuwa wote uzoefu wakati wale wakati tumekuwa kazi ngumu kweli kweli juu ya kazi, hatimaye kumaliza na kujisikia kama mapumziko vizuri wanastahili hivyo sisi kunyakua kahawa na kupumzika kwa muda kadhaa. Nini huenda kwa njia ya akili yako ijayo?

Is Gossip A Social Skill Or A Character Flaw?

Is Gossip A Social Skill Or A Character Flaw?Smugly looking down from a moral high ground – and secure in the knowledge that we don’t share their character flaw – we often dismiss those who are obsessed with the doings of others as shallow.

Your Life Purpose: It’s Not What You Think It Is

Your Life Purpose: It’s Not What You Think It IsIn recent decades, the popularity of self-help has made the discovery of life purpose part of our lexicon but also an inadvertent cause of pain. If no clear answer arises for the seeker, suffering sets in. People think they are flawed if no cosmic assignment is relegated to them.

All The World’s A Stage... What Part Are You Playing?

All The World’s A Stage... What Part Are You Playing?We tend to take life seriously… all the problems, challenges, crises… all of these seem to be like life and death situations, and in some cases they are. Yet as Shakespeare told us years ago, all the world is a stage, and we are all players or actors upon this earth.

Get Off Your Cross, Somebody Needs the Wood

Get Off Your Cross, Somebody Needs the WoodCould it finally be time in the evolution of humanity to revisit our belief in the value of suffering? Many religions and belief systems accept suffering as an inescapable reality, and even glorify it. Christians stoically sing of bearing the old rugged cross. Hindus justify poverty and disease as the paying off of karma...

Kwa Nini Conservatives Hivyo wengi wanaonekana Hivyo Kiovu?

Kwa Nini Conservatives Hivyo wengi wanaonekana Hivyo Kiovu?Tunaishi katika wakati wa saikolojia chanya, ambapo njia ya furaha ni inaonekana lami na mawazo sahihi. Wakati wake ajabu zaidi, hii inajidhihirisha katika umaarufu wa salesmen nyoka mafuta kama Deepak Chopra, ambaye - kwa ajili ya ada afya - atakupeni vijana wa milele, na Siri, Ambayo kwa kutumia hata sasa sheria za fizikia haijulikani kuleta afya, utajiri na furaha.

You Can Be Happier: You Have What You Need to Be Happy

You Can Be Happier“What was going on? What do you want?” She looked up at me and wailed, “I just want to be happy.” Don’t we all? No matter who we are or what our circumstances, isn’t that what we each long for? Happiness, the experience of the sheer joy of being alive.

Reinventing How We Play the Game Called Life

Reinventing How We Play the Game Called LifeOnly in my life’s rear-view mirror do I see that I began to write “The Un-Game” long ago. As a cross-culturally naïve eleven-year-old, my world was rocked upon my arrival in New York City with my immigrant family. The assault on my German mind-set felt like an earthquake snatching away all my precious, unquestioned certainty.

Reflections Before Good-bye: The Four Things That Matter Most

Reflections Before Good-bye: The Four Things That Matter MostMahatma Mohandas Gandhi once advised, “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” Perhaps if we were each to expand forgiveness, gratitude, and love in our own lives, the collective influence of our healthy, loving relationships would reverberate across our generations and into the future.

Changing Your Own Mind and Getting Out of Your Own Way

Changing Your Own Mind and Getting Out of Your Own WayMost of us walk around with heads busy as beehives, aware of some thoughts as they come and go but not fully aware of the buzz of mental activity just beneath the surface. Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to stop and ask yourself, What was I thinking?

Life Is Full Of Uncertainty, The Trick Is To Learn To Live With It

kutokuwa na uhakikaExperiments dating back to the 1960s show people have less of a reaction to viewing an unpleasant image or experiencing an electric shock when they know it’s coming than when they’re not expecting it. That’s because uncertainty, a long-known cause of anxiety, makes it difficult to prepare for events or to control them.

Time to Wake Up: Matching Your Thoughts and Words With Your Actions

Time to Wake Up: Matching Your Thoughts and Words With Your ActionsMany of you have your crown chakra and third eye open and connected to very high vibrational states and yet the heart remains broken, hurt, or only conditionally opened. It is of utmost importance to have a balanced opening and clearing of all your chakras. The more efficiently you heal your unresolved aspects of self...

Ancient Wisdom For The Modern World: Living Life In The Face of Stressful Situations

Ancient Wisdom For The Modern World: Living Life In The Face of Stressful SituationsStoicism promised that a good life is available to us even in the face of overwhelming circumstances, which might partly explain its attractiveness to even the mighty emperor of the most powerful empire of its time. Central to this life, according to the Stoics, is a certain set of cognitive approaches to what goes on in the world around us.

A Bit Of Claustrophobia Is Normal

tight spaces 4 4“Claustrophobia” is generally described as an irrational fear of confined spaces, and it has been estimated to affect some 5-7% of the world population. Clearly, some people are more distressed than others when they are in confined spaces, but a fear of physical restraint is so normal that it seems illogical not to