Emotional and Mental Health

The importance of having a positive outlook

Why Positivity, Hope and Optimism Are Tools for Survival

A new book based on the teachings of a Jewish spiritual leader encourages each of us to focus on joy, faith and love.

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Getting good news at the doctor's office

How to Handle the ‘Shock’ of Good News

We can become too accustomed to processing bad news. But what about when life brings us a pleasant surprise?

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Gardening and a long life

How Gardening Can Help You Live Longer

Studies reveal the connection between gardening and longevity.

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A joyful woman relaxing in tall grass.

3 Ways to Cultivate Joy as a Perfectionist

Implement these tips into your daily life for a more delightful relationship with God.

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Relaxing outside

Why Getting Outside Is a Natural Stress Reliever

New research shows that just 20 minutes outdoors goes a long way toward lowering a damaging stress hormone.

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Too much empathy?

Is It Possible to Be Too Empathetic?

Caring about others is kind and right. But to stay on the healthy side of this emotion, apply some perspective.

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Describe your stress

What Are You Getting Out of Your Stress?

Redefining your stress level may help you let go of negative patterns.

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Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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6 Practical Decluttering Tips from Gretchen Rubin

6 Practical Decluttering Tips from Gretchen Rubin

The happiness expert and bestselling author on how decluttering can improve your life.

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6 Simple Ways to Tap the Healing Power of Gardening

How gardening can boost your mental well-being.

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Chef and fitness expert Kevin Curry

How Cooking Helped Kevin Curry Confront His Depression

The chef and fitness expert used his struggles with depression and food to turn his life around and inspire others to do the same.

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Humor can fight depression.

Can Humor Protect You from Depression?

Research suggests that finding something funny in a negative situation helps fight sadness.

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