Thinking positively is a habit that helps wire your brain to operate with optimism

5 Habits to Help You Lead a More Positive Life

Did you know a scientific journal is only read by seven people on average?  This statistic excludes fellow psychologists, scientists, and doctors reviewing their peers’ work – students writing a paper requiring academic resources aren’t factored in either. But it does include the average Joe, Jane, or J.  Meaning, the majority of people in the … Continue reading 5 Habits to Help You Lead a More Positive Life

Showing appreciation for others benefits your brain.

Make Love to the Mind: How Appreciation Benefits Your Brain

Do you know what happens when you compliment someone?  Whether it’s a stranger, lover, friend, or foe, the effect is the same – a shot of dopamine straight to the brain.  Here’s the science behind it: appreciation triggers the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain responsible for producing dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter … Continue reading Make Love to the Mind: How Appreciation Benefits Your Brain