Interview With Akshay Nanavati + Exclusive Book Excerpt

Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps veteran, adventurer, and entrepreneur. After overcoming drug addiction, a diagnosis of PTSD after the war in Iraq, and a battle with alcohol that pushed him to the brink of suicide, Akshay has since explored the most hostile environments on the planet and built a global business helping people live […]

Interview With Authors Daniel Goleman & Richard Davidson

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist, Goleman reported on the brain and behavioral sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence, was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with […]

5 Ways Finally To Stop Negative Thinking

The Challenge: Negative thinking can limit our potential and stand in the way of our goals. The Science: The human brain has evolved to focus on anything stressful, making us all the more vigilant when it comes to negative stimuli.  The Solution: Simple strategies such as identifying negative thoughts and meditating can weaken the power of negative thinking. […]

Interview With Eric Barker

Eric Barker is the man behind the viral blog “Barking up the Wrong Tree.” He offers science-based answers and expert insight on how to be awesome at life there. Eric’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, and Time Magazine. He also recently published a book with the […]

The Hidden Energy Of Meaningful Connection At Work

The Challenge: Workplaces have become a place of transaction devoid of human moments. The Science: Brief, meaningful moments of connection significantly improve the culture. The Solution:  Making room for compassion and vulnerability at work boosts productivity. Which of the following best describes your situation? My job is… a)   Rewarding b)   Okay c)   Slowly crushing my soul […]

4 Reasons To Stop Pursuing Happiness & What To Do Instead

The Challenge: In modern Western culture, there is a strong pressure to strive for happiness.The Science: While being happy might be good, striving to be happy is often counterproductive.The Solution: Here’s what you can do to cultivate long-lasting well-being. In a recent conference on Positive Psychology, Pharrell Williams’ song Happy seemed to be everywhere. He asked us to “clap along if you feel like […]