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How Can You Benefit From Positive Psychology?

What is Positive Psychology? In simple terms, positive psychology is defined as “the scientific study of what makes life most worth living” (Peterson, 2008). It studies human thoughts, feelings, and behavior, with a focus on strengths instead of weaknesses, building the good in life instead of repairing the bad, and taking the lives of average people […]

Mask Mandates and Teen Mental Health: What to Look Out For

We are just finishing out a record high year for teen suicide rates, teen stress, and teen depression. Adolescents aged 12-17 years old had the highest rate of major depressive episodes this year, followed by young adults 18 to 25 years old. With these numbers, virtually every teen knows someone close to them who is experiencing […]

Train Your Brain for Happiness

Optimism is a hopeful, positive outlook on the future, yourself, and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience, the inner strength that helps you get through tough times. By definition, optimism helps you see, feel, and think positively. ... You don't have to be a "born optimist" to use the power of optimism.

Do you tend to see the positive, even in tough situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative? Do you practice altruism, compassion, and empathy? Or are you distrustful, misanthropic, and cynical? When it comes to our worldview, most people fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist.  And, […]

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