A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your non-virtual life. My analysis led me to conclude that there are three main groups of social media friends.

Are We REALLY Friends? The 3 Groups of Social Media Friendships

A recent inbox exchange with a Facebook friend got me thinking about what social media friends really mean and whether or not you can categorize virtual friends as you would the people in your...
Feeling stressed? Research says writing down your thoughts will help you perform better in high-pressure situations. Before a stressful task, try writing...

Feeling Stressed? Research Says Writing Down Your Thoughts Will Help

Feeling Stressed? A few months ago I was watching PBS NOVA and came across a segment describing Sian Beilock’s research, a professor at the University of Chicago. In her personal life, she had experienced a...
Building your kid's flexible thinking is essential for growth. One of the most important lessons children can learn is problem-solving when things go wrong.

Building Your Child’s Flexible Thinking

Building Flexible Thinking As a follow up to “Go with the Flow: 5 Tips to Flexible Thinking”, I wanted to add some important ideas for increasing this flexibility in your kids. It might be really...
It's possible to recover from a life of hoarding, but, decluttering isn't all that easy. Hoarders, use these steps toward recovery and functional living.

Hoarding: 4 Steps Toward Recovery and Functional Living

During the 2012 holiday season, a Charlotte resident Thomas Burgess was killed in an apartment fire. Police described Burgess as a hoarder and speculated that the amount of stuff in his apartment not only...
We all get frustrated with the fact that we are not in control of our sleep. Sleep better and overcome sleep problems using these ten techniques!

How to Sleep Better: 10 Ways to Overcome Sleep Problems

Are you frustrated with your sleep? Are you trying different gadgets and gizmos to track and improve your sleep? Are you experiencing all sorts of sleep problems?We definitely...