March 13, 2020

How Viruses Spread (and a little bit about their history)

Viruses, bacteria, and other microbes having been evolving along side of humans since the dawn of humanity. (In fact, microbes predate humans by billions of years.) […]
March 7, 2020

Putting in the Effort, Having the Right Attitude

How much control do you think that you have? In current culture, the phrases “willpower” and “effort” sound a little old fashion, if not faux pas […]
February 28, 2020

The Positive Impact of Exercise on the Brain

When most people hear the word “exercise,” they may immediately think of sweating, calories, building muscle, or losing weight. And while although all of these things […]
February 19, 2020

Jordan Peterson’s Rules for Life: Two Rules that Might Be Worth Your Time

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson – the well-known and, at times, controversial Canadian psychologist – published his bestselling book, “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” […]
February 5, 2020

Better Than Average? Or Not Better at All? Exploring the Dunning-Kruger Effect

It is unfortunately very common for some individuals to overrate their abilities in a given area. While some may call this “overconfidence,” this phenomenon has been […]
January 29, 2020

How to Create Good Habits

In his now-classic book, “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” author Steven Covey takes the reader along through seven habits that he identifies as vital […]
January 21, 2020

Forest Bathing

Conventional wisdom has reinforced the idea that going out in nature is good for you. Feeling down? Talk a hike in the woods. Need an energy […]
January 14, 2020

Psychopaths: The Tell-Tale Signs

A lot has been said and written about psychopaths, but with it has come some misunderstandings. Often portrayed in television and in movies, psychopaths have captured […]
January 8, 2020

The Five Stages of Grief and Grieving

With 2020 now underway, the first thing that may not come to your mind is loss, but with each new year, gaining something – as well […]
December 24, 2019

Handling Holiday Stress

Normally, right around the time when the holidays arrive, stress and anxiety isn’t too far behind. Although most people associate Christmas and the holiday season with […]
December 21, 2019

The Hot and Cool Brain: Two Ways of Making Decisions

Sometimes, depending on if we are upset, emotional, or in a similar state of mind, we are of two minds . . . literally. Since at […]
December 11, 2019

Walking: The Mental Health and Physical Benefits

Sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best solutions. After a stressful day at work, or if you’re in the middle of trying to solve a problem, […]