Ten Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.   If you[…]

How to Cope With the Physical Effects of Grief

Many people mistakenly believe that grief is a single emotion, but normal grief is actually a powerful, multifaceted and often uncontrollable response that human beings experience following a personally painful or traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one. In other words, grief can affect us not only emotionally but also physically, mentally, and even spiritually.  […]

Things You Shouldn’t Do During an Argument

Good communication is at the heart of any healthy relationship. And the way you communicate about disagreements can either help or harm your relationship. Here are some common mistakes to avoid when you get into an argument.   Conventional wisdom (and research) says that good communication can improve relationships, increasing intimacy, trust, and support. The converse[…]

Apologies Matter | Here’s How to Give a Good One

Learning how to apologize more effectively can strengthen bonds and help you resolve conflicts and let go of pain more easily.   How To Apologize More Sincerely   Relationships can be wonderful buffers against stress, but relationship conflicts can cause considerable emotional pain and stress. Knowing how to apologize–and when–can repair damage in a relationship, but[…]

What Is Weight Stigma?

Whether it’s a TV show making fun of someone’s size or a website devoted to shaming overweight people, weight stigma is a problem many people face. Here’s what to know about body shaming.   Weight stigma or bias generally refers to negative attitudes toward a person because he or she is overweight or obese. The assumption that larger individuals are[…]

Tips for Living With Depression

Everything feels more challenging when you’re dealing with depression. Going to work, socializing with friends, or even just getting out of bed can feel like a struggle.   But there are some things you can do to cope with your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Here are eight tips for living with depression.[…]

Overwhelmed by Suffering? Here’s How to Act Anyway

Confronted with images of immigrant children in cages, how can we get past overwhelm and work toward a solution?   A few days ago, a Facebook friend of mine posted a video of a Texas detention center housing apprehended migrants at the U.S. border. Inside massive enclosures made of chain-link fencing, children sat shoulder to[…]

Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Everyone Struggles With Confidence   Self-confidence is defined as a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. Self-confidence is important to your health and psychological well-being.   Having a healthy level of self-confidence can help you become successful in your personal and professional life.   Benefits of Self-Confidence When you believe in yourself,[…]