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Overcome Self-Doubt and Perfectionism

Striving for excellence can lead to very satisfying achievements, but when is enough enough? Do you really need more money, more praise, more attention, or a greater sense of control? When does perfectionism start to diminish your joy and distract you from the reason you chose a goal in the first place? Would being less driven give your soul greater pleasure than constantly pushing yourself to ...

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Nature Videos for Easing Stress and Aggression

Feeling angry and stressed out by what is going on in the world and your life? Simply watching nature videos might help. Research shows that inmates in a maximum security prison were less aggressive and violent after being allowed to view videos of natural scenes such as oceans, aquariums, and forests. Aggression and anger put stress on the body, and when we’re upset, we can act in ways that ...

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The Secret to Why Your Behavior Is Inconsistent

Is your behavior inconsistent with your goals? If so, it could be keeping you from living the life you say you wish to lead. To change your story, explore the inconsistencies between how you say you want to act and how you actually behave. I often drive in Chicago traffic, and have noticed that the cars who do not let anyone cut in when it’s clear that a lane of cars must merge are often the ...

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A Balance Between Battling Toxins and Building Immunity

Determined to live long and healthy lives, we go to war against germs and viruses that can jeopardize our health and well-being. But how often do we consider creating a balance between battling toxins and building immunity? To destroy biological invaders in your body, you might take antibiotics or other medications that can have strong side effects. Uncomfortable though you may be with the gast...

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Are You Experiencing an Anniversary Reaction?

A man finds he is irritable for no particular reason and suddenly realizes that it has been two years to the day since his divorce became final. A woman who lost her father to brain cancer gets a terrible headache on the anniversary of his death. A woman feels mildly depressed every year over the holidays, wishing she could return to the happier days of the past—and develops respiratory il...

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