Conflict Resolution Mistakes to Avoid

Conventional wisdom (and research) says that good communication can improve relationships, increasing intimacy, trust, and support.   The converse is also true: poor communication can weaken bonds, creating stress, mistrust and even contempt!   Because conflict is virtually inevitable in relationships (and not necessarily a sign of trouble), you can reduce a significant amount of[…]

If You Want to Be Happy, Try to Make Someone Else Happy

A new study shows that doing kind things for others is an important path to happiness.   When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he assured Americans of their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This idea seems to lead many Americans to chase after new gadgets and hedonistic pleasures. But[…]

Generosity May Help Us Live Longer

Generosity in the form of intergenerational wealth transfers has a direct correlation on mortality rates, a new 2020 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America reveals.   Spanning six continents, the study incorporates a wide range of populations (including children, adults, and elderly) from 34[…]