Resilience research shows that factors such as engaging in acts of kindness, developing trusting relationships, and responding compassionately to others can help promote new neural pathways and improve quality of life.
Mental Health Awareness Month provides an opportunity to draw attention to ongoing mental health concerns and allow us better understand and address the mental health needs of people in our community. Here are some tips to prioritize mental health.
Self-efficacy is a psychological concept that refers to your thoughts and perceptions about your ability to perform the actions needed to reach a specific goal. In simpler terms, self-efficacy is your belief that you can succeed in a particular situation.
If we have a “growth mindset,” we enjoy challenges, despite the risk, because we value learning. Because we’re always trying new things, we often don’t know what we’re doing. Still, those of us with a growth mindset often build new skills more easily...
As much as I love this phrase, I am also mindful of how hard it is for children and teens to contemplate the idea of just being who they are. Heck, it is even hard for adults! Being your authentic self can feel risky in our screen-obsessed world.
The benefits of nature on well-being have been well-documented in the science based literature, as well as in various cultures. As psychologists, we know that time spend in nature boosts positive emotions, connectivity, gratitude and kindness.
When you harness the power of positivity, it's amazing the impact it has on your life. It can reduce stress and make every moment worth experiencing. By thinking positive, you just can't help but be optimistic, even when everyone around you is not.