Wellbeing in the Forest

Nature has always been recognised as having a positive impact on our health, yet in ‘modern’ times, our connection with nature and forests has arguably been undervalued for its preventative and restorative values for human health and wellbeing. In our societies, stress has become an accepted social norm while pursuing our notions of what defines[…]

Are You Happy or Intelligent?

  “Don’t worry, be happy” Bobby McFerrin While McFerrin’s advice sounds encouraging and plausible, recent research findings indicate a possibility of positive relationships between generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), worry, and intelligence. Well, no one wants to feel constantly worried, on the other hand, being intelligent is something most of us desire. So how do they[…]

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

The magical holiday time with family gatherings and presents, as you remember it from your childhood, does not give the same feeling anymore for most of us. It gets buried under long work hours – it is the end of the year and deadlines are piling up as fast as ever. After that, we rush[…]

The Bright Side of Stress

Modern times are fast-paced and run on pressure, tension and anxiety. No one argues with the detrimental effects of such mental health state – printed media and internet is booming in regards to the topic, where stress causes and stress management receives a rather explicit attention. Emphasis on the harmful effects in existing research and[…]