Can You Meditate With A Dog?

April 23rd, 2012

When you think of meditation, it's probably not as an activity that you share with your beloved dog. Sure, you may enjoy spending time with your pooch, but chances are he's not so keen on sitting still and doing absolutely nothing for a lengthy period of time. However, Cesar's Way has a different take on the matter. If you think about it, your dog is constantly living in the...


How Life Experiences May Affect Anxiety and Depression

March 19th, 2012

The age-old question of psychology is that of nature versus nurture. Do our genes dictate who we will become, or do the events we experience throughout our lives have a more meaningful impact? Perhaps the answer is a mix of the two - our genes may lead us toward a certain path, but our life experiences can play just as big a role. That's what scientists from Virginia...


How to Strike a Balance Between Work and Home

February 2nd, 2012

One of the biggest issues facing working adults is finding a balance between the demands of work and those at home. This is something that affects anyone with a regular job - from the recent college graduate hoping to maintain an active social life to the middle-aged worker who has a family to spend time with. We all want to maintain healthy personal relationships, but...


How Music Affects Your Disposition

January 13th, 2012

We may take for granted the fact that music can have a powerful effect on our moods. Try watching Jaws on mute - the iconic scene of the shark hunting his unsuspecting human prey can be much less suspenseful without the theme running in the background. While music can affect how we feel, its impact may be even more significant. According to research conducted at the University...


Why Personal Freedom May Be More Important to Happiness Than Wealth

January 12th, 2012

You've probably heard the old saying that money can't buy happiness. Recent studies have shown that this could ring more true than you might think! An American Psychological Association analysis of data published by more than 60 countries reveals that individuals with more personal autonomy and independence generally seem to exhibit less signs of negative psychological...


How to Reconnect With the World Around You

January 5th, 2012

It's easy to feel divorced from our surroundings in this day and age. In many ways, we live in the age of distraction - the internet provides a never-ending stream of content that can be accessed at home, at work and even in the bathroom. Virtually every piece of electronics we lay our hands on has a headphone jack. Information overload is a very real phenomenon, and the first...


Quick Fixes for Mild Anxiety

December 19th, 2011

Everyone feels anxiety - it's an unavoidable fact of life. But some of us are better at dealing with it than others. Being stressed out every now and then is completely normal, but if you're a walking bundle of nerves, you're doing your mind and body a disservice. In fact, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, anxious people who...


Feeling Unmotivated? How to Kick Start Your Work Drive

December 14th, 2011

Even Lance Armstrong probably feels unmotivated from time to time. It's hard to keep the drive for productivity engaged 24/7. Unfortunately, some of us have a harder time getting out of these slumps than others, which can make it difficult to facilitate positive changes in our lives. However, there are a number of small steps you can take to realign your world-view and give...


Why Good Time Management Can Lead to a Happier Life

December 8th, 2011

Do you feel like your free time works like an accordion? One day you can't find a minute to yourself, the next you're faced with hours and hours of inactivity. And it may feel like the grass is always greener - on busy days, you wish you could veg out on the couch for a few hours, but once you're into your third episode of Law & Order, you start to feel restless and...


Donate Outdoor Gear to Children This Winter

November 23rd, 2011

If you have any amount of free time on your hands, this winter would be the perfect time to start donating to local children in need of outdoor gear to keep them comfortable this winter. Just take an example from the Good Samaritan who donated hundreds of hats to local children in Florida. According to Fox 13 News, an elderly woman in Lakeland, Florida, has been donating...