Nicole Berryhill, PhD

Improve Your Physical Health by Being Optimistic

Being optimistic, of course, has mindset benefits, but did you know there are physical health benefits to being more optimistic? When you think of being optimistic, do you believe that some people are naturally born with it and others simply aren’t that lucky? The good news is that while, yes, some were born with a …

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Improve Life with Hope, Optimism, and Positive Thinking

Sustaining a healthy, happy lifestyle can seem like a juggling act at times. Maintaining the work, life balance is an art in and of itself. With the power of hope, optimism, and positive thinking, you can keep your balance and do so with ease. Hope, optimism, and positive thinking all sound the same, but there …

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Characteristics of an Optimist vs. a Pessimist

The pessimist might say, “How dreary, it’s raining,” while the optimist might say, “Thank goodness for this rain; the plants and flowers need it.” Here are a few of the differences between an optimist and a pessimist: Optimist Traits Sees a problem as a challenge Has a “can-do” attitude Laughs and smiles frequently Has a …

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Can a Pessimist Become an Optimist?

While some individuals are born with sunny dispositions, others are more prone to negative outlooks. Many factors come into play: Childhood experiences Temperament Environment Economic status Genetic predisposition While these are all valid reasons as to why one person might be more positive and optimistic than another, there is one factor which may have the …

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5 Zen Principles that can Radically Change Your Life

Today’s busy life constantly comes with heavy doses of stress, anxiety, and apprehension; all of which are not conducive to a healthy happy life. To cope, people often search for therapies and guidance on how to limit or eradicate these things from daily schedules. However, the answer may be much simpler than that. If anything, …

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Can Aromatherapy Stimulate your Brain Activity?

There are many different ways that people choose to stimulate their brain activity. One of them that seems to be getting a great deal of attention these days is called aromatherapy. This involves lighting candles or heating up oils with various types of scents on them. These scents will trigger a variety of reactions from the brain that are positive in nature. Not everyone is a follower of such methods though because they are skeptical about such capabilities. There are other people though that will tell you that aromatherapy has changed many things in their thinking process for the better.

What’s Wrong With Staying In Your Comfort Zone?

Why do we stay in our comfort zone? Because our comfort zone is the stress-free zone we are used to. It’s what is familiar. It’s also the place where we are the most dissatisfied with our life. When we stay in our comfort zone, we are forcing ourselves to stay stagnant. We’re afraid to change for fear of what could happen. Our brains are trained to keep us safe so we stay in our comfort zone instead of facing the unknown.

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