February 1, 2021

‘How William James Can Save Your Life’: A Look at One of America’s First Psychologists

Last year, author John Kaag published, “Sick Souls, Healthy Minds: How William James Can Save Your Life.” The title alone intrigued me, and I bought the […]
January 24, 2021

How Exercise Helps Combat Anxiety, Depression and More!

With many New Year’s resolutions newly minted in January, this is the time of year where individuals will often make new commitments. And losing weight, exercise, […]
January 13, 2021

The Japanese Contentments: A Look at Wabi-Sabi and Ikigai

Although Western intellectuals have been narrowing ideas from Japanese culture for a long time, it has become en vogue lately for self-help and New Age gurus […]
January 3, 2021

2020 was a Tough Year: So, Let’s Make 2021 Better

On New Year’s Eve 2019, people gathered all over to celebrate the closing of one year and the beginning of the next. No on could have […]
December 25, 2020

Christmas through the Ages

Most people know that the origins of Christmas go back thousands of years. Few people might not know, however, that many elements of our modern Christmas […]
December 20, 2020

Hygge: Finding Comfort Indoors through the Winter and the Waning Months of the Pandemic

The official start of winter is usually around Dec. 21/22, but it’s already starting to feel like winter is here. Even under normal conditions, some people […]
December 10, 2020

The Art of Not Caring: When Deciding What Matters and What Doesn’t, Sometimes It’s Better to “Not Try”

OK . . . So, the title of this article may sound a little strange. I mean, who doesn’t want to not try at something? But […]
December 7, 2020

America’s Opioid Problem . . . Continued.

It’s hard to say exactly when America’s opioid epidemic began. Some argue it was in 1996 – the year Purdue Pharma released OxyContin; a powerful pharmaceutical […]
November 28, 2020

The Online Disinhibition Effect: How People Behave Online is Different from How They Behave in the Real World

How people behave and what they do online is different from how they behave and what they do in the real world. This should come as […]
November 14, 2020

How We Learn: When It Comes to Acquiring a New Skill, Look at a Russian Psychologist’s ‘Zone of Proximal Development’

Learning, as it is often said, is a life-long endeavor. Whether a person has finished formal schooling – college, graduate school, or even completing high school […]
November 3, 2020

The Political Mind

With the 2020 Presidential Election here, politics and political ads have seemed to be everywhere. And regardless of which candidate takes the presidential prize this week, […]
October 31, 2020

A Brief History of Halloween

What many of us know today as a fun, spooky holiday has roots deep in Europe’s agricultural past. Halloween has a long, storied past, and the […]