It’s not officially fall yet, but the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back at Starbucks, so, who cares?!
It’s Friday and you deserve a treat, so go grab yourself one and sit down to enjoy this week’s Best of Our Blogs.
Warning: Happiness May Be Bad for Your Health
(Bounce Back: Develop Your Resiliency ) — Happiness, bad for your health? Sounds a little off, right? However, Bobbi Emel breaks it down for us, explaining how important a role “meaningfulness” plays in our various types of happiness and — you guessed it — how that happiness affects our actual physical health.
The Power of Empowering Yourself and Tips to Help
(Weightless) — Margarita Tartakovsky reminds us that we need reminders — empowering reminders — in order to stick to the positive changes we’re making in our lives, and offers us a list of suggestions for grabbing and hanging on to that empowerment.
Moving Through the 5 Stages of Breakup Grief
(Inside Out) — You might think it sounds a little insensitive (after all, when we think about the five stages of grief, we think about the death of loved ones more than we think about breakups), but the truth is, we sometimes grieve and mourn romantic losses, too. Dr. Jennifer Kromberg explains how each of the five stages of grief can apply to breakups and how being familiar with these can help “normalize” the breakup experience.
Tips for Inner Peace
(Cultivating Contentment & Happiness) — Rachel Fintzy wants to clear up a few misconceptions about peace, some of which you might find a little surprising. (You mean, I don’t have to have it all together to find peace?!)
Comfort Foods and Depression
(Living with Chronic Pain) — I don’t think any of us are surprised to hear that comfort foods and depression go hand-in-hand, but how many of us know why? Tracy Rydzy explains the connection among depression, serotonin, and all those carbohydrate- and sugar-filled treats that leave us feeling happier (for a little while, anyway).
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Sparks, A. (2013). Best of Our Blogs: September 13, 2013. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 12, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/09/13/best-of-our-blogs-september-13-2013/