We Need to Feel “Awe”- Solar Eclipses, Sunsets, Snowflakes…

If you have ever felt speechless looking up at the Grand Canyon, compelled to take a picture of an incredible sunset, or riveted by a flock of birds in formation, you know the sense of “Awe.” 

The Meaning of Awe

According to Dascher Keltner, researcher and founder of the Greater Good Project, “Awe is the feeling of being in the presence of something vast that transcends your understanding of the world.”

Those witnessing the full totality of the Solar...


Truth or Dare: Online Dating in Midlife

While many mid-lifers cringe with the initial thought of online dating, the reality is that more and more are trying it.

Online dating use among 55 to 64-year-olds has risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic. Today, 12% of 55 to 64 year-olds report using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.

If you are going to venture into online dating, here are some findings and...


Being Smarter About Using Our Smartphones

Sometimes you know that something in your life impacts you in certain ways but you don’t know the official name and you really don’t know exactly how it works. That is how I felt about Behavioral Architecture.

The first time I came upon the term was reading Adam Alter’s book, Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping us Hooked.

Alter asked the following question: How far are you from your phone right now? Can you reach it without moving your feet?...


Loving Your Partner – In Pain and In Health

Hello Folks: I thought you would appreciate this Guest Blog. It was contributed by Psychologist, Seth Gillihan , author of Retrain Your Brain. - Suzanne Phillips
"A Sorrow Shared is Half a Sorrow."
 When the sorrow goes on and on, however, as it does with chronic pain, both partners in a couple can suffer.

Pain narrows our focus, making it hard to attend to anything else, and for good reason—pain gets our attention to motivate us to protect our bodies. But chronic pain can take center stage...


The Key to Helping Teens Cope With Traumatic Events: Connection

Whether a teen is a target or witness of terrorism as experienced in the horrific Manchester Suicide Bombing, has suffered from cyberbullying, date rape, gay bashing or death of a friend, teens are often faced with traumatic events.

 The Meaning of Traumatic Events

People of any age who are assaulted by a traumatic event, face something that is beyond their capacity to cope. They face something that threatens their life, or the life of a...