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Chopsticks

Chopsticks and Cultivating a Growth Mindset

Although I have never been much of a foodie, I can’t help but enjoy the veritable plethora of Asian delicacies that my life in Hong Kong affords me. Whether it’s Korean barbecue, spicy Szechuan Chinese, fresh Japanese sushi, or Cantonese dim sum, the options are plentiful and they are mouth-wateringly delicious. During these wonderful meals, […]

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Assessing Emotional Intelligence (and why you should)

This week’s article is written by Leopold Denis, the co-founder of Moodwalk, a French company specializing in emotional intelligence. You can learn more about it at https://emotional-competence.co/en. What is Emotional Intelligence? Everybody knows what IQ is, but far fewer know about EQ. Your Emotional Quotient reflects your Emotional Intelligence (EI), which represents your ability to […]

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Prospection: Psychology Turns to the Future

Much of psychology can be explained in terms of the present moment. What matters is how we perceive and respond to our experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. Psychology has also been unduly influenced by the past, looking ever backwards to understand the miracle of human thought and personality. Who we are, we have been told, […]

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Wired for Happiness

This week’s article is a guest post by Megan Nichols. Megan Nichols enjoys exploring how the mind works and other scientific subjects on her blog, Schooled By Science. Half Full or Half Empty? Can People Be Wired to View Certain Perspectives? It’s a classic question: Do you see the glass as half empty or half […]

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Don’t Trust This Blog

The tagline for this blog is “musings on the science of holistic wellness.” I reference “science” because in each article I try to integrate some of my own studies, experience and observations with those of researchers or scientists in the fields of psychology and positive psychology. The problem is that the general public associates “science” […]

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