The saying that “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is simplistic, disingenuous, and potentially destructive. While it’s true that some who experience horrible events are stronger for surviving them, this is probably only true if they were strong to begin with. In the face of horrible events, others are…Continue readingSome People Benefit From Being Naturally Mentally Tough, But It Can Be Taught To Those Who Aren’t
Being optimistic about a future event may lead you to remember it more positively after it’s over, findings from new research indicate. “Our results suggest that imagining an upcoming event can essentially ‘color’ your memory for that event once it comes to pass. Research has shown that healthy adults tend…Continue readingAdopting A Rosy Outlook Results In A Favourable Memory
Nobody likes to think about lying on their death bed. From health anxiety to midlife crises, it seems like thoughts about ageing and death can often unleash some level of neurosis. But is that the whole story? We have examined mortality awareness – the realization that we are all one…Continue readingWhy Being Aware Of Your Mortality Can Be Good For You
Many people have probably heard the term “positive psychology”, but know little about what it means in practice. Positive psychology aims to find ways to make life better for people, and ensure they’re the most mentally healthy person they can be. Officially established in 1998, positive psychology is a relative…Continue readingWhat Is Positive Psychology?
In an era where the media projects warped pictures about body image, it can be difficult to be accepting of yourself. Do you look at what they call beautiful and compare it to your look? Is it any wonder that you end up developing an unhealthy body image? Now is…Continue reading5 Simple Ways To Nurture A Healthy Body Image
The ability to always look on the bright side of life when times get tough, and, conversely, always expecting the worst, may actually be hardwired into the brain. Said Jason Moser, lead investigator and assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University: “It’s the first time we’ve been able to…Continue readingWhy Positive Thinking Doesn’t Work