Spring officially starts next Monday, March 20. For those of us with the winter blues, this is a cause for celebration. After all, sunlight offers some significant benefits to our emotional and physical health. However, too much sunlight can increase the risk of skin cancer. In this blog, we examine sunlight’s effects on our health…

When we hug and embrace those that we love, a special kind of magic is released and exchanged.  It is a powerful and intimate moment that feels us with warmth, hope, and a profound sense of belonging.  For that moment in time we lose ourselves, our cares, our worries, and the past and the future…

Over the past five thousand years, the minds of human beings have evolved to do an extraordinary thing – our brains have learned to function in an increasingly complex environment. This includes our amazing ability to read. What’s most exciting about our ability to read is that it is extremely good for the health of your brain….

Freedom is Good For Your Health The definition of the word “freedom” is: the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression. However, the use of coercion and aggression are precisely the methods that are used by our government to keep us in shackles. If we were…

The Psychology of Choice As it turns out, science has proven that, when a commercial or magazine says that something is “trending”, that actually does mean something in a measurable sociological sense. According to a book entitled “Philosophy and Psychology”, humans are very much influenced by what other people around them are wearing, doing, buying,…

Through the Eyes of Bertrand Russell “Thus contemplation enlarges not only the objects of our thoughts, but also the objects of our actions and our affections: it makes us citizens of the universe, not only of one walled city at war with all the rest.” This quote, taken from Bertrand Russell’s writings entitled “The Problems…

Crime vs. Deviance – Is There Really a Difference? The term “deviance” can be a foggy concept, mostly because it’s more of a philosophical or psychological concept than a simple word. What is deviance? A word like “crime”, on the other hand, is easy to define. A crime is an act involved with breaking the…

The Healing Power of Music Every culture that has ever existed on this planet has found a way to incorporate music into their lives, even something as simple as banging on a surface to produce a rhythm.  Music encapsulates the dance of the cosmos and enriches our lives with joyous memories, laughter, and even sorrow….

Exploration of the Imagination What is imagination?  Defined by Merriam-Webster, imagination is “The ability to imagine things that are not real: the ability to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen or experienced, or to think of new things.” It seems like the very idea of defining imagination is…

A Smile a Day The world-famous scientist, Charles Darwin, hypothesized in the 19th century that facial expressions did not simply reflect the emotions of a living creature, but also caused them. Because of how many hundreds of years ago this theory was introduced, coupled with the fact that there was no real way of studying…