If you've ever wondered what kind of reader you are, Laura E. Kelly created this infographic for you.
When you're feeling overwhelmed it can be helpful to cast your eyes upwards to the stars.
If you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry about it
Jeanne Calment died on 4 August 1997 aged 122 years and is the oldest known human to have lived. So what was the secret to her longevity? No doubt it was a combination of factors; She exercised, riding a bicycle until she was 100, ate a lot of chocolate and olives, smoked and considered laughter very… Continue reading If you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry about it
Age no barrier to creativity
There is great comfort in knowing that it is never too late to pursue your creative dreams.
Do art and literature cultivate empathy?
Nick Haslam, University of Melbourne This article is part of our series on understanding others’ feelings. In it we examine empathy, including what it is, whether our doctors need more of it, and when too much may not be a good thing. A common argument for the value of the arts is the claim they… Continue reading Do art and literature cultivate empathy?
Make the change
“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.” Maya Angelou
Breathe and focus
Keeping focus is essential for some tasks (Santa Barbara, Calif.)—If you think your inability to concentrate is a hopeless condition, think again—and breathe and focus. According to a study by researchers at the UC Santa Barbara, as little as two weeks of mindfulness training can significantly improve reading comprehension, working memory capacity and ability to… Continue reading Breathe and focus
"The rigid and inflexible will surely fail, while the soft and flowing will prevail." -Lao Tzu
The psychology of music
Even more reasons to listen to music...as if you needed an excuse! increases creativity and happiness, decreases anxiety and pain, helps heal parkinsons and alzheimers and much more.
Happiness is when there is nowhere else you would rather be or anyone else you would rather be with or anything else you would rather be doing.