The Truth About Freudian Slips

When you accidentally use the wrong word in a conversation, does it actually reveal something about your unconscious mind? Here’s what you should know about Freudian slips (as well as some famous slip-ups that have made headlines).   A Freudian slip is a verbal or memory mistake that is believed to be linked to the unconscious mind.[…]

The Effects of Storytelling on Well-Being

The art of storytelling has long been a respected skill and important tradition in many cultures. Over the course of history, community elders and their stories have been regarded as a treasure trove of the society’s knowledge, history, and wisdom. Older members of a community were encouraged to share their stories with younger generations, keeping the[…]

To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect

Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say.   A four-minute film produced for the UnLonely Film Festival and Conference last month featured a young woman who, as a college freshman, felt painfully alone. She desperately missed her familiar haunts and high school[…]

Social Interaction Is Critical for Mental and Physical Health

Hurray for the HotBlack Coffee cafe in Toronto for declining to offer Wi-Fi to its customers. There are other such cafes, to be sure, including seven of the eight New York City locations of Café Grumpy.   But it’s HotBlack’s reason for the electronic blackout that is cause for hosannas. As its president, Jimson Bienenstock, explained, his aim[…]

Maintain a Sense of Humor to Cope

We can prepare ourselves for stress with coping techniques, we can eliminate stressors from our lives whenever possible, and we can surround ourselves with social support–we absolutely should do these things, in fact, as they can help us to build resilience to stress and improve our physical and emotional health in the long run. But[…]

Having Fun Provides Some of the Best Stress Relief

Find Your Best Stress Relief In Activities You Enjoy   Many people have stressful responsibilities that they must take care of, to the point that having fun feels like an unnecessary luxury. However, including fun activities in life may be one of the best stress relief tips you can follow. While many responsible adults have adult-sized responsibilities[…]