How to Forgive Someone

Although forgiveness brings many benefits, particularly to the “forgiver,” forgiving is not always easy. In fact, many people who would like to let go of anger and forgive are stumped with the question of how to forgive someone.   While there are many unique perspectives on how to forgive, the following strategies have been proven effective for a variety of people.  […]

The Power of Future Thinking for Healthy Living

How you think about your future is bound up with your well-being. Positive future thinking (PFT) is an important component of healthy cognitive functioning. When people can’t imagine a positive future, that negative view often becomes a central feature of anxiety and depression.   Positive Psychology Positive psychology is a branch of psychology focused on the positive events and influences[…]

How Helping the Environment Can Make You Feel Better

Climate change is a threat significantly impacting each of us, with the perils of our declining environment becoming more and more unsettling by the day. If you’re feeling guilt, anxiety, sadness, and anger about earth changes, you certainly aren’t alone. The answer isn’t to avoid the natural world. Rather, it is to go towards it.   Connecting to the environment[…]

Financial Stress: How to Cope

If you’re worried about money, you’re not alone. Money is a common source of stress for American adults. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association (APA), 72% of adults report feeling stressed about money, whether it’s worrying about paying rent or feeling bogged down by debt. This is pretty significant given financial stress is linked to so many[…]

What is the best way to store potatoes, onions and garlic?

Answer   Potatoes Potatoes are best stored in cool, dark environments. The best temperature is about 45-50 degrees. If you have a cool basement in your home, that will work well. Never store potatoes in your refrigerator; the colder temperature will turn the starch in the potato into sugar, which will affect not only how[…]

Tips for Improving Your Nonverbal Communication

Strong communication skills can help you in both your personal and professional life. While verbal and written communication skills are important, research has shown that nonverbal behaviors make up a large percentage of our daily interpersonal communication.   How can you improve your nonverbal communication skills? Paying closer attention to your nonverbal signals is an excellent place[…]