How much do you think about the future? How much do you care about the future? Understanding a bit about how dopamine, one of the neurotransmitters in our brain, influences our behavior can help us understand our changing experience in a romantic relationship. In the book, The Molecule of More, authors Daniel Lieberman, M.D. and […]
Nic Voge, Senior Associate Director of Princeton University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning in NJ, describes procrastination in a different way than what is common. According to Voge, it’s not the familiar character flaw we know and loathe.
Procrastination is usually discussed as ‘self-sabotage’, a weakness, and shameful. In his Tedx talk, Voge invites his […]
There is no denying that we are living through an extremely challenging time in the midst of COVID-19. There are limits on socializing, activities, work, etc in addition to the normal everyday stressors. People are trying to embrace the ambiguity of it, but honestly… It seems like most people are struggling emotionally, psychologically, financially, just […]
We all want to have a healthy summer. If the novel coronavirus has reinforced anything, it’s the idea that there are things we can control, and things we can’t. While many eagerly await a vaccine or effective treatments, there are many actions you can take to strengthen your system’s defenses.
We already know about the recommendations […]
Whenever we find ourselves worrying about the unknowns and the “what ifs” of the future, it is important to take a moment and practice mindfulness. Why? Mindfulness helps us increase our own ability to regulate emotions and observe our thoughts without judgment. It is a way to focus our minds on the present. By staying […]
The impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on emotional and psychological well-being is staggering. This is certainly a stressful and uncertain time affecting our livelihood and well-being. According to Mental Health America, there has been a 12 percent increase in cases of anxiety alone. Additionally, American’s are experiencing greater rates of fear, depression, and isolation […]
By now, many of us have heard that inflammation is bad, but why?
Essentially, there are two types of inflammation, acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is the type you are probably most familiar with. It is a necessary and important aspect of your immune defense system, designed to protect you and help you recover.Inflammation is your […]
Are you being taken advantage of in order to avoid a potential conflict.
A people pleaser is a type of person who are “too nice”, almost always putting everyone else’s needs before their own. They never say “no”, are always volunteering to help, and make sure that everyone else’s needs are met first before they worry […]
Am I making progress in life or just trying to survive?
This post is meant to bring your awareness to a type of anxiety that affects high achievers and people who push themselves beyond their limits.
High-functioning anxiety is not considered a mental health diagnosis. This is because of those who experience it self-report being able to […]
At the beginning of each new year, many individuals strive to reach their goals and make commitments to change in various areas of their lives. 2020 was no different, especially since we have entered a new decade. You may be looking to make your own commitments whether it’s a diet reset, spiritual, or family improvement. […]