Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime – Scientific American

I’m working on an article for work, and came across this article as part of my research for the article. It pretty much sums up everything I wanted to say (darn it!). Americans and their brains are preoccupied with work much of the time. Throughout history people have intuited that such puritanical devotion to perpetual […]

10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science – The Buffer Blog

I think I’ve talked about ALL of these tips individually on the blog before, so I’m thrilled that somebody combined them into a “Top 10 With Science!” post:   Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. It’s also no surprise that it’s the […]

Meditation leads to less mind wandering, more doing

Thanksgiving and the Black Friday rush are behind us, but for many it is just the beginning of a crazy month. How to destress from last week’s trials and tribulations (and sales) and stay focused on this month’s tasks, including work? Meditation: The brains of experienced meditators appear to be fitter, more disciplined and more […]

The One Minute Vacation from The Business School of Happiness

Just a nice reminder to breathe every once in a while, courtesy of the Business School of Happiness: The mere thought of taking a vacation can bring a smile to almost anyone’s face. The idea of getting away from work loads, demanding children, school and any and all other commitments that make up daily life […]

A morning communion

Enrichment is… Waking before dawn, and being called out by the morning birds to go participate in the celebration of dawn. … I lie in bed, awaken from being overheated under my down comforter. I had been cold and left the heat on last night, foolishly, for now I am up and alert, at 5:30 […]