Wealth and Well-Being

What is the nature of the relationship between wealth and perceived well-being? In my previous post, I mentioned that there are instances where people accumulate a significant amount of wealth at the expense of their well-being. While this is true in some cases, I think it is also important to point out that there are [...]

The Pursuit of Happiness

What does it mean to be happy, and how can I make strides towards achieving my own happiness? It is written in the second paragraph of the U.S. constitution "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among [...]

Addiction In the Modern Society

How can addictions impair my ability to live the best life possible? The title for this post is inspired by a seminar-style course I took at the end of my last academic term. In a small group, we first discussed what it means to be addicted to something. What most definitions had in common is [...]

Where To Learn More About the Psychology of Well-Being

Where can a layman go to expose themselves more to the revolutionary field of positive psychology? In my previous posts, it's no secret that I rave about the field of positive psychology for its focus on what it means to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. This contrasts with several other fields of psychology that [...]

Finding Meaning In the Mundane

How can I live a more fulfilling life when I am stuck in the same day-to-day routine? There are times when we have all felt like we are in somewhat of a rut. Whether that be at work, in school, or in our extracurricular activities, there are times when we get just plain tired of [...]

How PERMA Theory Could Be Applicable to Holding Religious Beliefs

Is it possible that religious beliefs and values give people a more fulfilling life through PERMA theory? Recommended reading before this article: "The Power of Positive Psychology": https://theinquisitivemind.home.blog/2019/08/12/the-power-of-positive-psychology/ As I have mentioned in the above post, I am a huge advocate of positive psychology for its far reaching applications towards a more fulfilling life. To [...]

How to Administer Cognitive Therapy… To Yourself

What is Cognitive Therapy, and how can I use it to enhance my outlook on life? The use of the term "therapy" refers to relieving some sort of pain or disorder. This can include brain stimulation therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy, among several others. From the names of these, it sounds as if a [...]

The Hierarchy of Needs in Your Life

What is Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, and how does it apply to my perceived happiness in life? There are several things that we feel we need in life, both in the short-term and in the long-term. Sometimes, when we are very hungry, all that we can focus on is how we are going to get [...]

The Biopsychosocial Model of Well-Being

What is the biopsychosocial model of well-being, and how can it be implemented into my own life? The biopsychosocial model, although it is certainly a mouthful to say, is a very useful model to implement into your everyday life. On the surface, it seems to be very complicated, but I will break it down so [...]

The Power of Positive Psychology

What is Positive Psychology, and how can it be implemented into my own life? While this blog will touch on several topics relating to the mind, I think it is very fitting that the first topic I discuss is centered on positive psychology. This is mostly because I feel that this field is broadly applicable [...]

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