The Power of Laughter

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband’s lap.” ~Unknown 1900 BC The worlds oldest recorded joke dates back to 1900 BC. This joke proves that toilet humor has been around for a very long time along with mankind’s need to laugh. We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with the serious side of life.Read more

7 Ways to Uplift Your Mood

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~Albert Einstein We all have bad days. Have you ever had the kind of day that makes you think, “What is it all about?” We might start questioning our jobs and even our lives. Pretty soon we find ourselves spiraling into sadness. It is important not to get stuck in a whirlpool of negativity.Read more

5 Easy Tips to Stay Motivated

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate (USA) Audio version available | Click here “Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” ~ Zig Ziglar 1. Reflect on your progress It always feels good to reflect on how far we have come. We can easily get caught up looking to the future only to base our happiness on finishing the next big project. Do we really want to wait until we have completed a goal to feel good about ourselves? Take aRead more

5 Habits of Happy People

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate “Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.” ~Dr. Robert Anthony 1. Spend money on experience, not things Happy people tend to spend money on experience more than on things. Of course, there are daily necessities that we need in order to function. But, at the end of the day, it is the quality of our moments that bring us the most joy. If we focus on the next “thing,” aRead more

Advice from a Dying 24 Year-old

Came across this and felt compelled to share. “Soon I will be gone forever, but that’s okay as long as someone reads this. I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match my suit, but I think it’s perfect for the occasion. The cancer diagnosis came too late to give me at least a tenuous hope forRead more

5 Amazing Benefits of Classical Music🎼

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Audio version available | Click here “Music is the universal language of mankind” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Around my house I am known as the music man. I have the habit of walking around with my iPhone in my pocket playing music on Spotify. I love all music because it makes me feel happy and alive. Research shows that classical music is exceptionally beneficial for your brain and overall health. The way classical music affects theRead more