The Holidays & Stress: A Lesson From National Lampoon’s ‘Christmas Vacation’

With less than a week until Thanksgiving and the Christmas season quickly approaching, its important to be aware of how the holidays can have an impact on your wellbeing. There is an overall increase in stress and depression around this time of year. Expectations are set high; there is often pressure to be the perfect... Continue Reading →

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Authenticity: Set Yourself Free

In our filtered and social media driven society, full of recaps and highlights, authenticity is rare and more valuable than ever. When I think about time periods in my life when I have been the happiest, there is one thing that all of these times have in common: I was living in a way that... Continue Reading →

Stop sweating the small stuff!

Everyone reacts to other people, circumstances, and, honestly, everything, differently. What may be the end of the world to me may be no big deal to you. I may think 'reputation' is Taylor Swift's best album, but you may hate it, etc. Sorry, couldn't resist throwing in a Tay reference since it is her album... Continue Reading →

How to Increase Willpower & Self Discipline

Following my most recent post, which was all about procrastination, I thought it would be helpful to create a post about tossing bad habits by increasing willpower and self discipline.  Building willpower/self discipline will help you to get rid of negative habits and begin making positive changes in your life. Willpower isn't something that people are just born... Continue Reading →

Why do we procrastinate?

Its November, which can only mean one thing for college students like myself, its crunch time: finals, end of semester projects, tick tock, tick tock... As the end of the semester approaches, and the work keeps piling up, I feel less and less inclined or motivated to work ahead on any of it. I tell... Continue Reading →

Parapsychology

Happy Halloween! In the spirit of this holiday, I thought that it would be appropriate to talk about a psychological science that is dedicated to the paranormal: Parapsychology. Parapsychology aims to explore and test the possibility of psychic phenomenon like clairvoyance, telepathy, reincarnation, near-death experiences, precognition, etc. While it is a highly debated field of... Continue Reading →

The Paranormal: My Personal Story

With only one week left until Halloween, I thought it would be fun to write my next three part series about the psychology of the paranormal. I consider myself a skeptic, but I've had incidents happen that have been hard to rationalize. In this first post I'd like to share one of my paranormal experiences... Continue Reading →

Social Media: What is FOMO?

It is impossible to write a blog series about social media without talking about FOMO. What is FOMO? A phobia? A disease? A punk-rock band??? FOMO is an acronym for " the fear of missing out." It is plaguing social media users across the globe and  seemingly cannot be stopped... Okay, so maybe that's a... Continue Reading →

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