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What It Means To Be Gentle With Yourself '21

An article from BetterHumans

Highly sensitive and high-achieving? You may fit into this personality type '21

Answer these 18 questions to shed new light on what your strengths and weaknesses might be.

What teeth grinding reveals about your psyche '19

According to the American Sleep Association, about 10% of people suffer from teeth grinding, also known as bruxism. I believe that bruxism is often a psychosomatic effect. Read on if it concerns you...

Anxiety is a Habit, by the anxious achiever '21

Many of us get stuck in behavior patterns. While we might think we are just anxious people, we might overlook the fact that anxiety can be a habit, like any other. Host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Sharecare’s Dr. Judson Brewer, author of “Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind,” about how we can experiment with different behavior patterns. 


In this episode, Manuela Mischke Reeds, Founder of Embodywise, Somatic and Trauma Psychotherapist, Chief Mental Health Officer at Abroad, a.k.a an expert in mind-body psychology, discusses how to release stress through somatism when you're dealing with high-pressure, high stakes negotiations.

Happiness Lessons of the Ancients: The Anger of Achilles '23

So what can we learn from this angry character in Homer's epic poem, The Iliad? With the help of Harvard classics expert Greg Nagy and anger counsellor Dr Faith Harper, we look at how anger can creep up on us and what we can do to defuse this sometimes explosive emotion.      

The happiness of silence '23

We're surrounded by noise. That "noise" can be actual sounds - but also other annoyances and distractions that make it hard for us to concentrate or think clearly. And it's only getting worse - we're all being bombarded with more sirens, more pings, more chatter, more information. And then there are our internal monologues. Silence is just harder to come by.

Build the life you want....Advice from Arthur Brooks and Oprah

Oprah Winfrey and Arthur Brooks want you to be happier - so the TV megastar and the Harvard academic teamed up to write a book setting out the steps you can take to be a little happier each day. 

Professional life

Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted? 

If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two.


An interesting article that I found in Harvard Business Review. It emphasises the value of discovering our own emotions as a key step in changing our life with others.

by Amy Gallo published in Harvard Business Review

Social life

A gripping study of the mental wounds inflicted by classic British institutions

Family life

With 1.2 billion adolescents under its global mandate, it is crucial for UNICEF to identify the right periods or “windows of opportunities” for cost-efficient, scalable interventions to improve adolescent well-being.


Readers of my book on heartbreak often ask me what aspect of it had the most profound effect on me personally. My answer is always that becoming familiar with the ins and outs of attachment theory has, quite simply, changed my life.

Gifted and Distractible ft. Julie Skolnick '24


There are many misconceptions about what it means to be 'gifted'. Today's guest, Julie Skolnick, explains to us that giftedness usually comes with considerable challenges. She also shares ideas and insight on how to support and educate children who are gifted, but also have challenges (sometimes called twice-exceptional). 

Craig Kramer was someone with an impressive corporate career. His son, Peter Lee-Kramer, was on a track of academic and athletic success. Then mental health issues surfaced - and sent the father and son to both re-evaluate their priorities and shift their career goals. 

Some people are just good at building and maintaining healthy partnerships. In their 'Love Lab", the married researchers Dr John Gottman and Dr Julie Schwartz Gottman have seen how certain couples interact in ways that mean they'll happily stick together for decades.