In which we dig through the internet for our favorite articles related to wholeness and healing in relationships. 

How Do Smart Phones Impact Your Mental Health? via Psychology Today

With half of all youth possessing a smart phone by age 11, and suicidal thoughts and actions amongst teens doubling in the past 10 years, it begs the question of correlation or causation? This article looks at a study from Canada that connects these two trends in search of the answer. Researchers looked at factors like social media and self-esteem, internet use and  harmful behaviors, and smartphone use and sleep to determine how today’s world of technology affects our brains.

The Power Of Optimistic Action via Psychology Today

Is your glass half-full or half-empty? This age-old cliche can be tiresome at this point, but what if optimism really does make all the difference in your life? The author of this article found herself buying her own house, and quitting her well-paying job to start her dream career all at the same time. With no backup plan to fall on, it would have been easy to resort to pessimism about the reality of her situation. Instead, she turned it around using optimism, and a little bit of hard work.

Emotional Intelligence Makes Creativity Happen via Psychology Today

Emotionally intelligent people are skilled at reading the feelings of others, and acting accordingly. What are the benefits to being emotionally intelligent? This research shows looks at how a workplace environment is transformed when supervisors are cognizant of their workers feelings. Employees reported that their workplace feels like a more positive and supportive environment, conducive to creativity and innovation.

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