Author: Linda Crawford, PhD

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What Is Loving-Kindness Meditation?

Learn about a variety of loving-kindness meditations and why they are good for well-being.Have you heard about loving-kindness meditation but you’re not sure what it is or how to do it? Or, do you want to try some different kinds of loving-kindness meditation? In this article, we’ll talk a bit about the research behind this type of meditation


Tips to Motivate Your Mondays

Discover motivational quotes, ideas, and tips to help you soar through your Mondays. People often have a challenging time feeling positive and motivated on Mondays. After a few days of rest and fun, returning to work can feel jarring and disruptive. The comparison of our restful yesterday with our work-laden Monday also throws into stark relief the stress


What Is Humanism?

If you’re into the rational pursuit of love and truth, you just might be a humanist. Humanism is the belief in the capacity of our species to be rational and kind, and in our ability to see ourselves and each other as the infinitely complex and miraculously improbable organisms we all are without anticipation of eternal punishment or


What Is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs?

Discover the uses of this fundamental psychology theory. Have you ever heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Perhaps it came up in an introductory psychology course you took or a popular media article on some topic in the social sciences that you read. Maslow’s idea is that some human needs are more pressing than others


What Is Imposter Syndrome?

Have you ever felt like an imposter? Learn about what imposter syndrome is and read tips on overcoming it. What’s it’s like to feel like an imposter? It goes something like this: when you’ve accomplished a goal or achieved success, your inner voice tells you it was just luck or that you’re underqualified. You may


Why Humans Continuously Revert to Confirmation Bias

Is confirmation bias a helpful or hurtful thing to do? Let’s look at the science. Confirmation bias is the tendency to look for evidence around us that supports the things we already believe, opinions we already have, and expectations we already hold (Nickerson, 1998). Research tells us that this is a very strong and mostly


Tips to Get You More Motivated

Learn about motivation and how to feel more authentically motivated. Motivation is an energizing force that drives you to take action. When you’re motivated, you feel excited and driven to start working towards a goal and to keep working towards that goal, even in the face of obstacles (Parks & Guay, 2009). It can even

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5 Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Discover the benefits of this meditation technique and learn how to practice it. Many of us juggle multiple projects at our jobs, take care of our children or elderly relatives, and try to keep up with all the cooking, cleaning, laundry, bills, appointments, school recitals, and family gatherings. Some even wear that multitasking ability as


What Is Somatic Therapy?

Discover somatic therapy and how it can help you and the people you love. Many of our experiences in healing treat our mind and body like they are separate entities. The tradition of seeing things this way is called Cartesian dualism, named after the French philosopher, Rene Descartes, who thought our minds had no physical form and were