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How Your Perception Is Your Reality, According to Psychologists

“Perception molds, shapes, and influences our experience of our personal reality,” says Linda Humphreys, PhD, a psychologist and life, relationship, and spirituality coach. “Perception is merely a lens or mindset from which we view people, events, and things.” In other words, we believe what we perceive to be accurate, and we create our own realities based […]


It’s estimated that 7% of adults has had at least one major depressive episode in a given year. That over 16 million people! Jim Carrey said, “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore.’” Depression is most common in people between the ages 18 to 25, which, if you think […]

20 Ways To Help You Be Happier In 2020

Here’s to a happy and fulfilling 2020…and beyond! If your mental and emotional wellness took a backseat in 2019, there’s no better time than right now to prioritize it. (If anything, it’ll make the election year just mildly more bearable.) Your mood affects everything in your life ― your relationships, your work, your self-care ― so improving […]

Learning to Struggle Well With Dr. Kevin Gilliland

Most of us would agree with the notion that life is hard, and we’re under constant stress. Dr. Kevin Gilliland asks the thought-provoking question, what if life’s supposed to be that way? Gilliland, a clinical psychologist and the executive director of Innovation360, a groundbreaking treatment facility, suggests we stop looking for the easy button and instead, accept that […]