Psychology

6 Tips That Will Help You Achieve Massive Success. by Lawrence Berry

In the book, Mastery by Robert Greene, he talks about how some people are born with higher IQ’s and have a lot more natural talent than others.

They are usually out-shined by someone who has a lower IQ and a lot less natural talent.

Examples of this phenomenon can be Charles Darwin and Sir Francis Galton. Galton had an exceptionally high IQ and was a child prodigy in science, while Darwin admitted to be an ordinary person. Yet, Darwin is now more widely known and accepted as the more prestigious, superior scientist.

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6 Ways to Develop the Self-Discipline You Need to Reach Your Goals. By Amy Morin (@AmyMorinLCSW)

Boosting your willpower is the secret to creating lasting change.

Have you ever heard someone say, "I wish I had that kind of willpower," when her friend orders the salad instead of the fried chicken? It's as if they are convinced some people were born with supreme self-control. But self-discipline is a learned skill, not an innate characteristic.

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Keep It Simple! 3 Parenting Tips for a Healthy Life Balance. By Dona Matthews Ph.D.

Reflection, free play, and mindfulness are keys to a child’s happy productivity.

The wise parent ensures a good balance between a child’s active learning opportunities and her unstructured times. Here are three ways suggested by Dona Matthews, Ph.D., and Joanne Foster, Ed.D., that you can help your child create a healthy life balance. 

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5 Ways Positive Thinking Can Backfire.

Be realistic: Positive thinking doesn't always yield positive results.

Optimism provides a multitude of benefits, across many facets of life. Researchers have linked looking on the bright side to everything from improved pain tolerance to increased longevity. There’s no denying the incredible power an optimistic outlook can have on your health, relationships, and performance.

But like anything in life, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. Here are 5 ways an overly optimistic outlook can do more harm than good:

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7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude. By Amy Morin.

You'll be grateful that you made the change (and you'll sleep better).

"Stop feeling sorry for yourself," we are often told. And while it can be hard to avoid self-pity entirely, mentally strong people choose to exchange self-pity for gratitude. Whether you choose to write a few sentences in a gratitude journal, or simply take a moment to silently acknowledge all that you have, giving thanks can transform your life. 

Here are 7 scientifically proven benefits:

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5 Things Successful Working Parents Give Up. By Amy Morin.

Reaching a healthy work-life balance requires sacrifice.

Juggling childrearing responsibilities with the demands of work takes a toll on many parents’ personal and professional lives. According to a Bellevue University study, 65% of Americans are stressed to their limits. Often, there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done and meet everyone’s needs.

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How to Increase Your Lifespan By 2 Years. By Amy Morin.

There’s no denying the powerful link between the mind and body. Our mental health and physical health are intertwined in an incredible and awe-inspiring manner. Emerging research continues to confirm how our thoughts and our emotions create tangible changes to our bodies.

Research has already shown meditation, forgiveness, and gratitude are linked to good health. Studies have also concluded that happy people live longer. Now, a new study (link is external) published in The Lancet, reports that having a sense of meaning and purpose may also increase your lifespan.

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