I Want You to Be Happier

With the advent of positive psychology in the 1990s and its focus on the conditions that "make life most worth living" for humans, a wholly new understanding of the fickle concept of happiness emerged. Our experience of happiness, along with other components of one's emotional state, is naturally subject to much fluctuation. Certain events bring… Continue reading I Want You to Be Happier

Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

Word Count: 1300    |   Time to Read: 8 minutes This is a part of Rethinking, an ongoing series of posts focused on changing perceptions and promoting more advantageous behavior. When I wrote Rethinking: Sleep after the first semester of my freshman year of college, I thought I had the esoteric world of slumber all… Continue reading Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

Why I’m Deleting My Facebook

Word Count: 1000 |  Time to Read: 5 minutes I take my New Year's Resolutions very seriously. In the past, these resolutions have spurred me to become a vegan, attempt to find my biological father (an interesting story I've save for another post), and spend a year 'living without'. In March of 2014, I temporarily deleted… Continue reading Why I’m Deleting My Facebook

My Resolutions for 2014

Inspired by zenhabits' Leo Babauta's Year of Living Without, I've decided to give up something different for one month throughout 2014. The hope is that I'll be able to foster my willpower and undertake a large amount of self-reflection in the process. January: no sugar or processed foods. February: no caffeine March: no social media… Continue reading My Resolutions for 2014