Five hacks for a good work-life balance

In today’s often intense work culture, it can be difficult to strike and successfully maintain a good balance between work and our personal lives. This, in many cases, can cause burnout. Here, we provide for some tips on how to keep this balance and avoid self-sabotage. Reportedly, people in the United States work more than any other population, … Read more Five hacks for a good work-life balance

Lets Talk: Irony Laced Ignorance

Sooo…it’s happening again. People are outraged at the protesting of the  U.S. National Anthem. I’ve read articles about people video taping (is that still a relevant phrase?) themselves burning jerseys and season tickets that they bought…and I can’t help but think of how all this proves is their ignorance of what’s really going on in … Read more Lets Talk: Irony Laced Ignorance

My Experiences and 5 Tips to Find Your Passion

  I’d always thought I’d become a Ph.D. wielding master scholar in some scientific field somehow. That dream was easily struck down when reality hit me. I had been stretching myself too far by not sleeping for years. Six hours a night isn’t enough for a growing young adult, especially if you have a big … Read more My Experiences and 5 Tips to Find Your Passion

Here’s why being grateful leads to happiness (and not the other way around)

Be grateful for the big things, the little things, and everything in between, and happiness will follow. Experts who study gratitude loosely define it as a sense of appreciation and thankfulness for the good things in life—both big and small—and it may be the fastest route to enduring happiness. Yes, you read that right; many … Read more Here’s why being grateful leads to happiness (and not the other way around)

Depression: WWIII or Tug-a-War?

As many people with depression know, living with it is tricky. You can have good days and bad days. For me, sometimes it could go on for weeks or months before I find relief from the depression. It’s always about managing it, learning to enjoy the small happy moments, and trying to remember you’re worth … Read more Depression: WWIII or Tug-a-War?

7 natural treatments for mild depression

It’s not uncommon to feel a little down every now and again. Work stress, family life, and even the weather can all contribute to feeling sad. These blues are a normal, healthy part of life. However, there’s a completely separate condition: depression. It’s more serious than just feeling sad, and it should be treated carefully. … Read more 7 natural treatments for mild depression

Want to feel more at peace about a decision? Stop dwelling on the negatives

You may think you’re weighing the pros and cons equally, but you’re probably not. When you’re weighing the potential benefits and risks of a difficult decision, which side tips the scale: the pros or the cons? It turns out that negativity plays an outsize role even during careful, seemingly rational decision-making, according to researchers at … Read more Want to feel more at peace about a decision? Stop dwelling on the negatives

Enlightenment Entitlement, Addition

Sitting, working on my seventh chapter for MSB (ideas for chapter eight happening at the same time) and I realized something. I was wrong in a previous posting. Judging by the title of this one I’m sure you can guess what it was.   I was wrong to say that our only entitlement as humans … Read more Enlightenment Entitlement, Addition

Missing…Something? (Part 1)

October 10, 1992, is a date that will live on in infamy for me.  Many of you reading this may not have been born yet.  That’s alright.  It’s not the point.  What is the point?  The point is this:  I lost something very precious and valuable on that day. The problem?  I was so f@#king clueless that I … Read more Missing…Something? (Part 1)