Feeling the Sadness to Embrace the Joy

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In a research study by the American Psychological Association, 1/3 of the people they surveyed said they felt sad during the holidays. We often try hard to avoid these feelings, especially when we think we are "supposed to" feel happy. Just like the movie Inside Out reminds us, it's so important ...

How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

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Thanksgiving marks the official kickoff of the holiday season. Despite the stir of excitement the season tends to bring, colder, shorter days and high expectations can sometimes leave us feeling more stressed, overwhelmed, and down. However, research suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving...

Stop (Texting) and Smell the Roses

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In our ever-growing digital age, with technology taking up more and more of our time, it can be very easy to get trapped in the online world, which usually means spending less time in the physical one around us. As Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop once in a w...

Say Hello to Calm, Goodbye to Anxiety

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One thing that is consistent in life is change. Change can be one of the hardest and most stressful things for us to deal with. Think about your first day of Kindergarten as a child. Perhaps you were crying, afraid to leave your comfort zone. Even as we get older, anything dif...