(TR#452) Leaving Everyday Stress at Work

PONDER THIS: Can you keep your cool through a stressful day, but lose it later when little things in your relationship bother you? RESEARCH SAYS: The greater the stress in our daily lives, the more reactive we are to normal relationship ups and downs. The key is to wash away our daily stress before we engage our […]

(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#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 […]

(TR#445) You Don’t Have to Master Meditation

WHAT IF . . . meditation is easier than you think? RESEARCH SAYS: Meditation is easier than you think! And the benefits far outweigh any discomfort you may feel when first starting to meditate. Here are a few tips to help: Your mind will quiet itself. It doesn’t have to take more than a few […]

(TR#440) How the Brightest Light Affects Mental Health

WHAT IF . . . sunshine is the best medicine? RESEARCH SAYS: While the link between sunshine and mental health isn’t new, a recent study reveals that the association is even stronger than previously thought. In fact, sunlight exposure is by far the greatest weather-related factor determining our mental health. Exposure to sunlight is a […]