(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#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#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#447) How to Get as Much as You Give

WHAT IF . . . Money actually really does buy happiness? It does, but not in the way you might think! RESEARCH SAYS: Charitable giving is scientifically proven to benefit the giver as much as the receiver. It works just like a positive feedback loop: giving makes people happier, and happier people give more. And […]

(TR#446) How Plants Improve Your Health

WHAT IF . . . adding a little green to your space could reduce fatigue? RESEARCH SAYS: I am notorious for my black thumb. Fortunately for me, my wife has a green thumb. She loves plants of any kind and has them displayed all over our house. It turns out that plants are good for […]