The Simple Source of Phone Addiction

The Simple Source of Phone Addiction

Imagine yourself getting great news on your phone. It stimulates your dopamine, which paves a neural pathway connecting your phone to your dopamine. The great feeling of dopamine tells your brain “this meets my needs.” Of course you don’t consciously think...
Micro Moments of Love

Micro Moments of Love

In her book Love 2.0, Barbara Fredrickson (Fredrickson, 2013) claims we can experience micro-moments of love numerous times a day, even with complete strangers. She goes on to say that any moment of connection with another person gives the same pleasure as felt when...
Addiction vs Habit

Addiction vs Habit

  Am I addicted? Recently I have started to question whether I have an addiction to alcohol.  Life has continued to throw its challenges in our lives and I find myself drinking something virtually every day.  Is that considered an addiction though? Or is it a...
Gratitude the Key to Happiness

Gratitude the Key to Happiness

Gratitude is the key to happiness. For those who do not believe this, I can recommend a trip to Sweden and Finland during the summer. I had the pleasure of visiting both countries in June and it’s a great time to stay there. After a long and dark winter, people...
Mindful Versus Mindless 

Mindful Versus Mindless 

The rise and rise of mindfulness Mindfulness is, in it’s simplest form, conscious awareness. It has become big business. The assistant head teacher responsible for pastoral care at my children’s secondary school tells me he is overwhelmed with emails from...
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