Category: cognition

Creating Creativity

That contented, peaceful feeling you get when you are working on your adult coloring book – its not all in your head. It turns out that creative pursuits are actually good for you. Research is demonstrating that creative engagement has significant positive effects on health. It is correlated with less distress,  increased positive emotions, and improved wellbeing.…

The Problem with Positive Thinking

Many times I find my clients have incorporated the idea somewhere along the way that they need to be thinking more positively. While it holds understandable appeal, the problem with this strategy is that it is no more sustainable than thinking negatively. It rejects what is and attempts to replace it with what is preferred. Both negative…