(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#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#442) When Chasing Happiness Is a Problem

WHAT IF . . . over-pursuing happiness can be as bad for you as no happiness at all? RESEARCH SAYS: Studies show over-pursuing happiness may be detrimental to your mental and physical health. People who express a full range of emotions including anger, worry and sadness are actually healthier and less depressed than those whose […]

(TR#422) Why Forgiving Is Not Forgetting

WHAT IF . . . no one controlled your feelings but you? RESEARCH SAYS: What exactly is forgiveness? Think of it as transcending your hurt and anger over being wronged. It’s a decision to let go of the desire for revenge and ill-will toward the person who wronged you. It is not reconciliation, forgetting, condoning […]

(TR#418) Getting Into Group Flow

WHAT IF…flow, the state of heightened consciousness of being “in the zone,” can also be achieved as a group? RESEARCH SAYS: It’s true. Group flow is the magical moment when it all comes together and the group is in sync. Group flow creates more effective team performance, greater innovation, and higher workplace satisfaction. According to […]