I have a confession to make. Last year, I did something crazy and unlike me. I participated in a comedy show called Penn & Teller’s Bullshit on Showtime. For someone as introverted as I am, it was one of the most scariest and embarrassing things I ever did. It’s not something I am especially excited to share. But I’m doing so for a reason.

The subject of the show was affirmations. It questioned whether there was anything really beneficial to it or just another laughable practice best turned into a parody on Saturday Night Live. You know like Stuart Smalley’s, “Daily Affirmations?” Surprisingly, it’s not all, “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it people like me.” There are actually real benefits to affirmations. And one of this week’s post not only gives you 10 affirmations to start off with by the reasons why it can transform your life. Read it and decide for yourself.

This week you’ll also get tips on anger management and advice on what to say or what you shouldn’t say to a friend who’s on yet another diet. There are lots of good stuff here. So dig in!

Ten Life Enriching Affirmations and How They Can Transform Your Life

(Neuroscience & Relationships) – I think my affirmation was something about being worthy of success. But if you feel anxious and uncertain about how to create your own affirmations and don’t know where to begin, this post will ease you into the process.

What to Do When a Loved One Diets, Part 2

(Weightless) – I have a relative who is constantly on a diet. Yet, I never say anything because I don’t know if I should. If you are going through the same thing, you’ll want to read this.

The Creative Personality: Imagination and Grounded Reality

(The Creative Mind) – This post answers an intriguing question: “How “unusual” can our imagination get to still be “sane” yet creative?” Because there is a fine line between creativity and reality, this is a great question to ask. Discover how close to reality creative people actually are.

Anger Management for Couples

(Healing Together for Couples) – Anger is a natural emotion, one that is often felt in relationships. But it can sometimes feel scary to express it. Here’s how to appropriately manage anger in a healthy, appropriate and helpful way with the one you love.

How Positive Psychology Enhances Youth Development

(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – Instead of focusing solely on preventative youth programs such as drug and alcohol use, teen pregnancy, and dropping out of school (which are all great by the way),  Positive Youth Development is helping youth thrive. Find out more about the program here.