Mindset Matters: The Power of Positive Thinking

Did you know that your mindset predicts how well you will achieve things? When you have strong beliefs about yourself, they can influence real-life outcomes. Research indicates a strong correlation between how intelligent we believe ourselves to be and how it affects our abilities. Have you always thought of yourself as mediocre mathematician, a slow…

Use Mindful Communication to Improve Relationships

“The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” — Mark Twain Human connection is communication. Effective communication is required of us in school, work, and family life. We need it to write our ideas, express our wisdom, and maintain and build relationships. In fact,…

Sleep Deprivation and Your Brain

Sleeping can affect the way you think, how you act, and how you perform physically. The easiest way to increase your vitality, happiness, and success is to sleep more. It not only improves cognitive functioning, it also increases our physical capabilities.  What happens with sleep deprivation? When you do not get enough sleep, your prefrontal…

Speaking Multiple Languages Can Change the Way You Think

Hallo! Wie geht’s? That’s German for “Hello! What’s up?” I studied the German language for three semesters at Penn State and decided to explore the language because of that country’s growing economy. Upon further investigation of languages, I stumbled across information pertaining to how learning a new language can affect the brain. What Happens When…

Mindfulness Can Increase Your Concentration and Lower Stress

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” —Dalai Lama  Mindfulness can help students focus and reduce stress, and help create new neuronal pathways in the brain. As an advocate of meditation, I use mindfulness because it is relaxing and the benefits are extremely rewarding. Read below to…

Understanding Different Personality Types: Communicating Effectively in the Workplace

“You have to get along with people, but you also have to recognize that the strength of a team is different for people with different perspectives and different personalities.” — Steve Case Do you feel that you have a hard time speaking to your boss or colleagues? Maybe your boss sets undeniably high expectations? Or…