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Mental Time Travel Jul 11, 2022

The more time we spend thinking about the past or imagining the future - engaging in mental time travel - the less happy we are. Here's everything you need to know about mental time travel. 

 

Time travel has been a focus of science fiction and physics for decades. It's...

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Let's Talk About Freedom and Choice Jul 04, 2022

As we get ready to celebrate America's independence on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that feels like a major step backwards, I find myself thinking about freedom and choice, two things that seem so inherently important and so deeply woven into the fabric of American...

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Letting Go of Regret Jun 27, 2022

Regret is a funny thing. It can be incredibly painful yet informative or a colossal waste of time. It can be a source of growth and motivation, or it can be an anchor that keeps us stuck in the past. Letting go of regret is important for moving forward.

 

Do you have any regrets? I...

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Unexpected Wisdom for Working Out, Happiness, and Relationships Jun 20, 2022

My little brother is a beast. He is incredibly in shape, and it's not genetic luck. He's put in the years of hard work to figure out his optimal nutrition, and he puts in serious time at the gym. He's experimented enough that he knows what to eat and how to workout to increase strength or...

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Peak Mind Pro: Mindfulness Is Your Competitive Edge Jun 14, 2022

If there was a magic pill that made you sharper, more effective, more creative, and more socially skilled while simultaneously improving the quality of your decisions and reducing the number of mistakes you made - with side effects of lower stress and more happiness - would you take it?

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How Are You Protecting and Maximizing This Important Psychological Resource? Jun 13, 2022

Your attention is an important psychological resource. How you use your attention makes a huge impact on the quality of your life. That's why you have to learn how to protect, preserve, and maximize your attention span.

 

When you think about your important resources and how they influence...

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How to Support Someone with Mental Illness Jun 06, 2022

Statistically speaking, 20 - 25% of people over 18 have a diagnosable mental illness in any given year, and that's not taking into account the rampant levels of self-reported anxiety, stress, and depression that have skyrocketed over the past two years. When we consider these numbers, it is...

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Making Sense of the Senseless: Dealing with Tragedy and Loss May 30, 2022

It's Memorial Day in the U.S., which is celebrated with 3 day weekends, BBQs, and the opening of swimming pools. The true meaning of the holiday, however, is much more somber. It's a day dedicated to remembering those who died during military service, for honoring their sacrifice and that of...

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0349 | The FUN Habit with Michael Rucker May 25, 2022

Did you know that research tells us that we all should strive to get TWO HOURS of enjoyable leisure activity EVERY SINGLE DAY?! When I heard that statistic, I was shocked!

We focus so intently on performance, optimization, and striving. We focus on how much we can get done and how to increase...

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9 Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health May 23, 2022

I have some questions for you. How important is health to you? What do you do to take care of your health? 

Take a sec to think of all the things you do to protect your health. What comes to mind? Diet, exercise, sleep, routine medical and dental care, vitamins, fitness trackers?

How many of...

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0348 | What is Your Neurological Profile? with Libby Kemkaran May 18, 2022

Life Design is a field that I am incredibly passionate about. The ability to envision a future we want to create and then take intentional steps to get there is so POWERFUL.

However, the path toward that future is a very individual one. Not everyone will face the same challenges, and we differ in...

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What Causes Mental Illness? May 16, 2022

If you or someone you love has ever struggled with a mental illness or poor psychological well-being, then you've probably asked yourself why. It's human nature to want to know why. Why did this happen? Why did they do that? What caused that? Why are things this way?

Today, we're going to...

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