The Christmas festivities have past, and now we look forward to the new year. New year, new beginnings, right? Let’s start off the year early with a bit of prep on productivity. When I was studying psychology in undergrad, one of the first things I learned was to define the terms. In research, and in life it turns out, it is so important to define … Continue reading Becoming More Productive: The Basics
Where we left off… I want to explore how we obtain happiness in our everyday lives. How do we cut down on stress and worry, and start living our lives to the fullest. To tackle this seemingly impossible task, I’ve decided to write a series of posts to review and summarize Dr. Haidt’s book and other works out there on happiness. Now… I’d say I’m … Continue reading Happiness Hypothesis Review Chpt 1-4
For many people in the “natural beauty” or “natural/organic/non-toxic lifestyle” communities, switching deodorants is probably one of the hardest, if not the hardest, thing to transition to. The obvious reason is that no one wants to smell gross, and the not so obvious reason is that it takes alot more time and effort to transition to natural deodorant than one might have thought. SO….what’s wrong … Continue reading Natural Deodorant: The good, the bad, and the smelly.
A quest for answers… I recently started reading Jonathan Haidt’s book, the Happiness Hypothesis, and while only on chapter 3, I find that it has opened my eyes to really interesting findings on the human brain, psychology, and morality. This makes sense since Dr. Haidt is a moral and ethics professor at NYU. But the book, according to its title, isn’t about morals and ethics, … Continue reading Happiness Series: Where to start?
Before the year is over, I want to talk about a struggle I face when setting goals. I find myself wanting things to be in neat little boxes. Is it just me? Think about it, we love the idea of binaries— black or white, good or bad, in or out. At yellow lights, no one wants to slow down— we want to either stop or … Continue reading Start Now
How often do you hear the little voice in your head telling you you can’t do something? I would have loved to be a ballerina, but it’s too late. I want to own my own business but I can’t afford to quit my job. I can’t, I can’t, I can’t, I can’t….. Then we rationalize in the next part of the thought, “I can’t because….” … Continue reading Visualize Your Goals into Reality