mental health checkup

Should We Have Regular Mental Health Checkups?

Everyone is familiar with the concept of a periodic medical checkup — some sort of scheduled doctor’s visit to check your blood pressure, sugar levels, heart condition and other physical benchmarks. However, the notion of a regular mental health checkup is less established, perhaps because of the historical stigma about mental illness. But taking periodic stock of your…

meaningful life

Seven Paths to a Meaningful Life

A giant in the field of social psychology draws on five decades of teaching and research to reveal the secrets of a meaningful life to today’s graduating seniors. Syndicated from Greater Good. The following is adapted from a commencement address Philip G. Zimbardo delivered at the University of Puget Sound earlier this month.  s I now complete…

healthy workplace

Alliance to help create mentally healthy workplaces

The National Mental Health Commission has today launched a landmark Alliance to help create Australian workplaces that are mentally healthy. The Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance is a collaborative partnership between business, the mental health sector and government. The Alliance is providing the business sector with practical guidance about mental health designed to drive sustainable changes…

Happiness: What do the really smart people at Harvard University say about it?

What makes us happy? The famous Grant Study, which followed 268 Harvard sophomore men for more than seven decades since 1938, reveals the long sought-after secrets to happiness. This unprecedented study measured and recorded just about everything, including physical and psychological fitness, family background, career development, marriages and divorces, and the famously all-important “hanging length…

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Improve your relationship in just 21 minutes!

With Valentines Day just around the corner I thought you might find these new research findings interesting to help improve your relationship… Study shows how minimal intervention can preserve marital quality over time. EVANSTON, Ill. — Marital satisfaction — so critical to health and happiness – generally declines over time. A brief writing intervention that…