Category: Relationship Counseling

How do we fight right?

New research suggests that romantic conflict can hurt our health. How do we fight right? Robert W. Levenson, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, studies how couples interact, loo... Read more

Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

When I mentioned to a friend that my baseline neurosis has evolved from daily stress into anxiety, her response was – "Go for a float!" A float? Yes — spend an hour in a dark, soundproof room floating in a bo... Read more


OF ALL THE places to meditate, the backseat of a yellow cab isn’t ideal. And yet, the other day I found myself stuck in traffic feeling tranquil, or at least less agitated than I’d usually be given the circumstan... Read more

Knocking Down your Creative Blocks

Don’t expect your best stuff to suddenly appear by magic. You can throw ideas up against the wall until somehow the fairy dust of your creative gift is released by the gods and floats down over all. But before any of... Read more

Lets Dial Down The Hype About Grit

In 2007, the University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth authored a paper on a trait she called “grit” which went on to arrest the attention of anyone interested in the secrets of success. TED talks an... Read more

Coloring and Drawing Could Help You Boost Your Mood

In 2015, the mania for adult coloring books was at its peak. It was hard to walk into a bookstore and not find a table piled high with tomes of intricate, ready-to-color mandala designs, city scenes, or floral patterns. ... Read more

Having A Best Friend In Childhood Could Benefit You For Life

David Thomas and I met when we were about 5 years old. We celebrated his 26th birthday last weekend, marking roughly two decades of friendship. Once, while walking down the street, a man looked at us and said, "Ain't i... Read more

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time

Money can't buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that when p... Read more

How To Take Back Your Weekends

Weekends aren’t what they used to be. And it’s become a serious problem. That’s the message of Katrina Onstad’s new book The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cu... Read more

A Perceptual Sensory Phenomenon

An experience some people have, similar to synesthesia, "except the tingles are associated with a feeling of relaxation." Shhhhh! Come closer. A little bit closer. There you go. That's better. There's a growing food t... Read more