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Why Are So Many Adults Today Haunted by Trauma?

Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.

Why Change Is Difficult for Us (and Ways to Overcome It)

“In the new year, many of us will be contemplating changing a behavior or an aspect of our lives. Some will dream of it, while the brave ones will get ready to take action. There is a reason you feel that spark. Life is finite. Don’t squander it. Here are four tips to help you be brave, conquer your fears, and pursue the spark.”

Why Clear My Aura?

The cleaner and clearer the aura, the more authentic, aligned and balanced in-the-moment experience becomes.

Why Commit? And How?

Once upon a time, people spent their whole lives in one career until they retired. In this world, marriage was a given: it happened early and it was lifelong. Commitment was easy: …

Why Do I Feel So Alone?

Loneliness can be an invitation to change

Why Do I Worry So Much?

5 steps to prevent excessive worrying.

Why Do Schizophrenics Hallucinate?

The possible link between a shorter PCS and losing touch with reality may provide a new playing field for predicting and diagnosing a potentially serious brain aberration.

Why Do So Many of Us Live in Fear?

"If only they knew: For us, fear is not a choice. A little fear is necessary for survival: Ask any gazelle. But too much fear can be as crippling as too little."

Why Do We Do Long Sittings?

Our meditation group had six stalwart sitters yesterday for our four-hour block sitting, in spite of the our city’s annual summer festival being in full swing, the gorgeous weather…

Why Do We Feel Awe?

According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.

Why Do We Withhold (Our Love)?

Several months ago, a student of my summertime yoga and writing workshop gave me a thank you card with a powerful, mesmerizing quote cut from the final pages of a insightful book, …

Why Does Low Self-Esteem Make Us Lie—and How Can We Start Telling the Truth?

I once asked a friend whether she knew anything about Russian literature."No," she intoned, shaking her head with a studiedly blank look in her eyes. "Not a thing."Later I learned …

Why Does Optimism Feel So Weird?

When you have low self-esteem, optimism doesn't come easy.

Why Emotional Intelligence Is More Important Than IQ

Growing up, we believed that doing well in school was the key to success. Good SAT scores and a high GPA will get you into a good college, which will lead to a good job and a successful future, right? Not necessarily.

Why Emotional Intelligence Matters: Connect Deeply to People for Success

Not long ago, the prevailing wisdom was that if you wanted to succeed in life, smarts, education, and effort would do the trick. The niceties of human relations were a something yo…

Why Evolution Made Forgiveness Difficult

Nature endowed humanity with both revenge and forgiveness as tools of conflict resolution. But why does one seem so much harder than the other?

Why False Beliefs Stick

Science explains why people cling to ideas, even when they have contradictory evidence.

Why First Impressions Count

Research shows how first impressions can color later interactions.

Why Following a Spiritual Path is Not a Picnic

Adapted from Everything Mind by Chris Grosso