Defuse Anxiety By Asking Yourself This One Simple Question

Anxiety is the great unifier these days. It seems everyone is suffering from it. What if gaining perspective on your anxiety was as simple as asking yourself one simple question? What if gaining perspective on your anxiety was as simple as asking yourself one simple question? That’s the idea behind author Byron Katie’s process to … Read moreDefuse Anxiety By Asking Yourself This One Simple Question

What Makes Someone a Narcissist?

With the abundance of selfies, personal blogs and social media “influencers,” it can be tempting to label many different people in our lives as narcissists. But are they really? In this video from TED-Ed, author and professor of psychology W. Keith Campbell explains narcissism is more than just a combination of vanity and selfishness found … Read moreWhat Makes Someone a Narcissist?

The Mind-Traps that Lead to Toxic Jealousy

When jealousy hits, it can be all-consuming, wreaking havoc on our relationships and causing great emotional distress—often without us fully understanding the reason for it. We may not want to resent someone, yet the urge to do so feels uncontrollable. What makes jealousy so powerful? In this video from the PBS science series BrainCraft, creator … Read moreThe Mind-Traps that Lead to Toxic Jealousy

How to Worry Less About Whether People Like You

Whether it’s at work, school, or a friend’s party, it’s nearly impossible to meet someone new without eventually wondering: do they like me? In this video from The School of Life, philosopher Alain de Botton explores why our brains jump to that thought so quickly. “The question feels so significant because, depending on how we … Read moreHow to Worry Less About Whether People Like You

Why Your Brain Panics Under Pressure

This post was originally published on this site You spend weeks preparing for a presentation, memorizing important facts and statistics to dazzle your audience and drive your point home. But when the day finally arrives and you’re on the spot, your mind is as blank as a pristine chalkboard. What just happened? As educator Elizabeth … Read moreWhy Your Brain Panics Under Pressure

How Mindfulness Makes You a Better Leader

Jacqueline Carter and Rasmus Hourgaard of Potential Project recently published The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results, a book about how awareness can allow you to be an effective leader. The Garrison Institute hosted a book launch event with Jacqueline that was moderated by James Gimian, Executive Director of the Foundation for … Read moreHow Mindfulness Makes You a Better Leader

How Does Building Useless Things Spark Joy?

This post was originally published on this siteWhat would you do if you weren’t afraid of failing? For inventor Simone Giertz, the answer was clear: make something totally useless. Since 2013, Giertz engineered a helmet that brushes teeth, drones that cut hair, and a machine to help you wake up in the morning, none of … Read moreHow Does Building Useless Things Spark Joy?

An Astronaut’s Guide to Navigating Stress

An essential part of astronaut training is navigating uncertainty and risk. Having worked as an astronaut, engineer, and pilot, Chris Hadfield has firsthand experience negotiating acutely stressful situations. In this video for BigThink, he shares his toolbox of practices for expertly managing stress. 1) Understand what scares you While blasting toward the unknown, Hadfield explains … Read moreAn Astronaut’s Guide to Navigating Stress

Using Mindfulness to Treat Depression

For years, researchers have been studying how Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)—an 8-week mindfulness-based program that draws on cognitive behavioral therapy—can provide relief for those with chronic depression and anxiety. But what is it, exactly, that makes MBCT so powerful? In this video from Big Think, psychologist and author Daniel Goleman breaks down the science behind combining mindfulness with psychotherapy to … Read moreUsing Mindfulness to Treat Depression

The Remarkable Brains of High-Level Meditators

As science begins to dig into the long-term impacts meditation has on the brain, researchers are turning to the minds “Olympic-level” meditators for answers—people who have done up to 62,000 hours of meditation in their lifetime. Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman says the brainwaves of long-term meditators may look a lot different than the rest … Read moreThe Remarkable Brains of High-Level Meditators