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The Science Behind Giving

When we unselfishly give, our brain’s pleasure and reward centers are stimulated.  This stimulation reacts in a way, as if we were the recipient of the generous act and not the giver, according to research from Emory University. This phenomenon has been named the “helper’s high” among psychologists who study generosity.  Some researchers believe […]

By |December 18th, 2014|
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    IQ Scores and Academic Success Do Not Determine Long-term Success

IQ Scores and Academic Success Do Not Determine Long-term Success

“Is the glass half empty or half full,” is a common question asked in an attempt to take a positive perspective on life or various situations we find ourselves in. The only obvious and acceptable answer one can give is, “it’s half full.” However, the truth is the glass of life is both half […]

By |August 6th, 2014|

Reinvent Yourself

Henry David Thoreau defined success as, “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”  Thoreau knew that “success” should be defined by the individual who dreams it because he/she is the only […]

By |June 17th, 2014|

Proven Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (aka CBT) happens to be the leading psychotherapy practice among psychologist and therapist. CBT is empirically based, meaning its methods have been tested repeatedly over the years. Not only has this practice been tested, but results are immediate and effective in numerous controlled settings. It has also been found to be […]

By |May 23rd, 2014|

Sacrifice or Gift?

In the Dalai Lama’s book The Art of Happiness, he discusses the constant position we are put in throughout our lives to make the “right choice.” He believes that making the right choice is often the difficult one to make and the one we don’t often make. He states, “that the right choice is […]

By |February 28th, 2014|
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    The Importance of Goal Setting: 7 Reasons Why Goal Setting Leads to Greater Success and Happiness

The Importance of Goal Setting: 7 Reasons Why Goal Setting Leads to Greater Success and Happiness

Living life without goals is like driving across country without a map or GPS system. You don’t know where you are going, you get lost, and everyone’s confused and miserable. It can be difficult to establish clear and achievable goals. Even more, it can be extremely challenging to get yourself motivated to pursue those […]

By |February 26th, 2014|