Can Your Password Make You Happier?

On March 8th, I talked about the power of our surroundings. Today, I want to talk about something related – using conscious reminders to focus on the positive. Society, advertising, TV etc. [...]

Smile – It's Contagious!

Did you know that emotions are contagious? For example, when three strangers are facing one another for even a minute or two, the most emotionally expressive of the three transmits their mood to [...]

Main Ingredient for the Long and Happy Life

There are areas of the world called Blue Zones – pockets where people reach age 100 at rates 10 times greater than in the United States. A common theme between these pockets? Strength of [...]

Be Aware of the Power of Your Surroundings

The influence our surroundings have on our behavior and attitudes is amazingly powerful. There are many studies that show how people easily adopt a crowd mentality or become subservient to [...]

What Happened to My Willpower?

Ever notice how it takes willpower (or self-control) to change a habit or keep our cool? Whether its denying ourselves that chocolate cake when we are counting our calories or trying not to lose [...]