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You are what you eat – but you are also what you feel. Check out our article here on stress – the diseases of adaptation – and how you can use positive emotions for better physical health.
We set ambitious, challenging goals for ourselves, and yet, fail to create a response to how we should act if (or when) we fail to meet those goals. A self-compassionate response takes the sting out of our failure and gives us a renewed sense of vigour to try again. Read our article on how to be more self-compassionate when purusing your goals.
Our emotions are strongly tied to our memories, but there are ways in which we can stretch our positive emotions so that they linger with us for just that bit longer. Check out our article here on how to craft, and subsequently savour days well-spent.
We grieve for loved ones lost, but the nature of grief – and our bereavement, is especially complicated when our loved ones choose to end their own lives. Read what guest author Hui Yen Ling has to share about the complex and deeply personal experience of bereavement from suicide.
What makes a country’s citizens truly happy? Economic wealth and stability do lead to greater levels of national well-being, but a truer picture of a country’s wealth emerges when we consider more psychological factors – social ties, personal freedom, and natural environments. Check out our article on what makes a country truly wealthy.
We are witnessing the dawn of the era of intelligent machines – computer systems that think, make decisions, and act as efficiently – sometimes more so than human brains. What place do us (mere) human beings have in a world where artificial intelligence (AI) dominates? Ironically, maybe it’s the very idiosyncrasies and irrationalities – the very things that define our humanity, that help keep us future-relevant. Check out our article on this very topic here.
You have probably heard of the saying “time flies when you’re having fun.” The psychological research on time perspective also shows that we tend to perceive time as accelerating as we get older. Why is this? Check out our article by guest writer JY Tan on how time perspective, emotion and memories affect our experiencing of how quickly, or slowly, life passes us by.
A person you envy, or dislike immensely experiences a misfortune. “They had it coming,” you say – but it’s not that you are a bad person. It just feels nice that this terrible person finally experiences some deserving misery. Read Raja Intan Arifah’s insightful article on the emotion that we all experience but are unwilling to admit to feeling – schadenfreude.
Thanks to technology, we are more connected today than ever. And yet, scientific studies show that levels of perceived social isolation and feelings of loneliness, are on the rise, leading to numerous health consequences. Check out our article on the loneliness epidemic, and some of our suggestions on how to counter these unpleasant feelings of disconnection and isolation.
The emotionally intelligent coach recognizes that people are moved through their feelings. In this article, we discuss some of the ways you can use emotional intelligence to be a more effective and empowering coach.
What can different cultures teach us about living a fuller, richer life? Plenty, in fact. In this article, we delve into wisdom from Japanese