Emotional and Mental Health

If identity describes the answer to the question “Who am I?,” then emotional and mental health can be summed up as the answer to the question “How am I?” Our thoughts and feelings have an incredibly strong impact on our overall well-being, and gaining a sturdy vocabulary for talking about them is essential for taking ownership of our health. Mental health is affected by conscious behavior choices (such as intentional thought patterns) and the biology of our brain’s neurological structure, and emotional health is affected by our ability to identify and accept all of our feelings—even the ones that don’t feel so good—in a productive manner. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

The Opposite of Toxic Positivity

“Tragic optimism” is the search for meaning during the inevitable tragedies of human existence, and is better for us than avoiding darkness and trying to “stay positive.”

How to Improve Your Psychological Well-Being

Your emotional health is key to a happy life

Four Reasons to Cultivate Patience

We have epic movies exalting the virtues of courage and compassion, but a movie about patience might be a bit of a snoozer. Yet patience is essential to daily life—and might be key to a happy one.

A Conversation with Nataly Kogan, Founder and CEO of Happier

A Q&A with Nataly Kogan, where we discuss grit, emotional well-being, and the role leaders play in building happier organizations.

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude That Will Motivate You to Give Thanks Year-Round

Cultivating gratitude doesn’t cost any money and it certainly doesn’t take much time, but the benefits are enormous.

Healing Begins with Gratitude

“The great open secret of gratitude,” writes Joanna Macy, “is that it is not dependent on external circumstance. It’s like a setting or channel that we can switch to at any moment, no matter what’s going on around us.”

Why I’m Campaigning for Everyone to Be Taught Basic Emotional Health at the Same Time We Learn to Brush Our Teeth

Do you remember the first time you experienced heartbreak? Or severe disappointment? Or were horribly excluded by a friend? Had a body rush of hot anger? Or went through a time of prolonged sadness that felt like it was going to last forever? I imagine you have many stories...


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