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  • September 22, 2016

    Feeling Good: Does it ever Backfire?

    Greek philosopher Aristotle, in his book Nicomachean Ethics [1], claimed that happiness is the ultimate goal of human existence. Today, about 2300 years after this claim, academic research has taken on a serious study of happiness and the role of positive emotions [2]. While negative emotions such as pain, sadness, and anxiety alert us that […]

  • September 8, 2016

    Transitional Anxiety: A Millennial Dilemma?

      Greek philosopher Herculites was the first to say ‘The only constant in life is change’ – unaware that it would later become popularized modern-day motivational posters.  Change is a  normal part of life. We are born, we grow up, we go to grade school, then university, get a job, start a family, and then […]

  • August 25, 2016

    Is Gratitude the Key to Mental Wellness?

    With thanksgiving just around the corner, there is good reason to start thinking about the things you are thankful for. However, this tradition may not be the only reason you might want to do so. Giving thanks or practicing gratitude is thought to be beneficial due to the positive effects it can have on mental […]