(TR#454) Fighting with Your Partner is a GOOD sign!

PONDER THIS: What if fighting with your partner was a good sign? RESEARCH SAYS: Those couples who proudly insist “we never fight” might actually be worse off than couples who do argue. Infatuation often leads us to lose our identity by constantly compromising to our partner. The healthiest relationships have a give-and-take–sometimes passionate–that helps both partners to […]

(TR #453) A Weekly “Worry Journal” will Lead to Less Stress

PONDER THIS: Venting, ranting, and complaining can ignite the flames of unhappiness. RESEARCH SAYS: We become whatever we emotionally think about. Studies show that people who talk too long about their problems increase their risk for depression and anxiety. It turns out the more we dramatize our frustrations the more our brain churns about our stressors even […]

(TR#451) How to Be as Creative as Da Vinci

WHAT IF . . . taking notes makes you smarter? RESEARCH SAYS: Did you know that Leonardo Da Vinci filled notebook after notebook with ideas, inventions, sketches, and more? It turns out Da Vinci was on to something. We become smarter because the act of writing or drawing excites different parts of our brains so […]

(TR#450) Relation between Power and Kindness

WHAT IF . . . awe can help make the world a better place? RESEARCH SAYS: Experiencing awe can actually prompt us to act kinder toward others. That’s because the gazing at the Grand Canyon or distant stars can open an awareness in us of something larger that ourselves and in turn facilitates positive behavior […]

(TR#449) When Clutter Isn’t So Bad

WHAT IF . . . being neat and organized isn’t always best? RESEARCH SAYS: I think we’ve all been led to believe that we need to be neat and organized; however new research suggests that tidiness isn’t always the answer. Participants tested in a messy room at a desk covered with paper came up with […]