5 Ways to Strengthen Engagement & Beat Distractions …

More and more, we are living in an online world of instant gratification—accessing songs/albums with a single click or binge-watching entire seasons of shows via a favourite streaming service. Researchers are finding that social media and time online are changing our brains–decreasing the size of the parts associated with maintaining attention. Even moderate users now … Read more

Tips for Beating the COVID Blues …

If you are a parent of a teen or young adult, it may come as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in an increase in mental health problems for students (as reported in medical and psychotherapeutic practices, counseling centers, and clinics). International research studies have documented increased levels in teen loneliness, depression levels, … Read more

How to practice effectively…for just about anything

Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our … Read more

Can Procrastination Actually Make You More Creative?

Do you often find yourself procrastinating on projects or assignments? Do you feel like you make a lot of mistakes? It turns out it may also mean that you are prone to greater creativity and may posses traits of “Originals”, according to Organizational psychologist Adam Grant. Adam studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas … Read more

The Art of Practice

Do your kids give you a hard time about studying math, practicing music, or any other subject? How do you feel when YOU have to practice? Many students (and adults) seem to dread it, and when asked, often report, “It’s boring.” While this perception can be a factor, it is often only one small piece … Read more