Emotional and Mental Health

Mental and emotional health rank just as high as physical health when it comes to your overall well-being. Whether you have a diagnosed mental health concern like depression or anxiety, or are curious about how to improve your emotional life, investing in robust emotional health is a worthy and important priority.
Seniors sitting at a coffee table

This Alzheimer's Memory Cafe Is Giving Caregivers a Break

Amy's Place is the first free-standing Memory Cafe in the U.S. and its goal is simple: to give caregivers a little TLC. 

Learning to say "no" in a positive way

Positive Reading List: 'The Book of No'

Being able to say “no” with authenticity, confidence and heart is a skill worth cultivating.

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President Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln: A Courage Born of Depression

Abraham Lincoln knew great loss and deep sorrow throughout his life, and it may be that his lifelong melancholia gave him the strength to handle the crises of his years as president.

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The Psychological Benefits of Baking for Others

The Psychological Benefits of Baking for Others

Making your favorite desserts just got sweeter.

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Why happy people aren't happy all the time

Why Happy People Aren’t Happy All the Time

Psychologists say emotional flexibility is a key to living an authentically positive life.

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Relaxing at Christmas

5 Self-Care Tips for a Positive Christmas

As Christmas draws near, it’s more important than ever to nurture your positive spirit with these techniques.

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Friends having tea

The Real Joy of Being Together

No matter its size, our community is the source of true, lasting happiness.

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Christmas music while shopping

How to Stay on the Positive Side of Holiday Music

Avoid the musical pitfalls psychologists warn can sabotage our holiday cheer.

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How to relieve holiday stress

Relieve Stress with a Five-Finger Breath Exercise

This simple practice will help you relax and find some peace in your day.

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How to avoid feeling lonely

The Importance of Combating Loneliness

Loneliness is being called an “epidemic.” Here’s why—and how—to prioritize your social life.

How to laugh more

3 Ways to Lighten Up

If laughter is the best medicine, how do we get more of it in our lives?

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Have a daily retreat

Refresh Yourself with a Retreat

Sometimes the best way to freshen your attitude is by stepping away from your everyday routine.

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Giving

How Being Generous Helps Your Brain

Between hurricanes and earthquakes, the opportunities to be generous with time and money have been plentiful lately. New research offers a surprising reason to give.

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Making decisions

The Benefits of Being a Slow Decision-Maker

Here's why considering all the options before making a decision might not be such a bad thing.

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