Motivation and Why It Matters

This is a wonderful Ted Talk by Dan Pink about the changing face of motivation and why it matters. It directly applies to the process of healing from depression. Pink, a career analyst and writer, says that there is a “mismatch between what science knows and...

Attitude and Mood

A fantastic TED talk I saw recently focused on the relationship between attitude and mood. It is called The Three A’s of Awesomeness: Attitude, Awareness, and Authenticity. Neil Pasricha is the author of the “Best Blog in the World” 1000 Awesome...

Genes Are Not Destiny for Anxiety

People suffering from anxiety can take heart that genes are not destiny from the discussions on NPR in the last few days. Anxiety can be passed on genetically but new research is looking at something called plasticity in the brain, or the ability of the brain to...

Dealing with the Holiday Blues

My best to you for the holidays. In this blog, I would like to discuss the topic, dealing with the holiday blues. While the Christmas holiday season is considered to be a time of joy and merriment, it can also be a season of melancholy. Studies show that the incidence...