29 Articles by Patricia Thompson, PhD

Patricia Thompson, PhD

The Most Crucial Factor In Changing Your Habits For Good: A Psychologist Explains

In the past, on several occasions, I have tried to give up caffeine. But my motivation wasn’t strong enough, so it lasted for only a day or two (if...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
September 6 2017

8 Mindset Shifts To Help You Tap Into A Sense Of Purpose Any Time, Anywhere

"If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting." —Katharine Hepburn

5 Lazy, Science-Proven Ways To Get A Raise

Want to move ahead at work? These simple changes have big results.

Patricia Thompson, PhD
March 14 2017

The Simple Shift That Will Make You Appreciate Every Day

If you want to transform your common days, try this simple shift, and appreciate a new sense of wonderment and excitement about life.

Patricia Thompson, PhD
January 7 2017

5 Totally Doable Ways To Level Up In Your Career (That You Can Start Right Now)

Author Karen Lamb said. "A year from now you may wish you had started today." So, we have just one question for you: What are you waiting for?

Patricia Thompson, PhD
December 30 2016

This Is The Best Career Choice You Can Make, According To Science

When making career-related decisions, many of us find that our heads and our hearts provide us with conflicting advice. And because the desire for...

Dr. Patricia Thompson
November 12 2015

The Tiny Mental Shift That Makes EVERYTHING Easier

Have you ever set a goal for yourself, then been utterly frustrated that you seemed unable to put forth the necessary effort to get what you wanted?...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
September 5 2015

How Serena Williams Helped Me Learn To Love My Body

I remember when my status as a fangirl of Serena Williams was officially cemented. It was during the 1999 US Open, when she won her first grand-slam...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
July 23 2015

Are You Too Empathetic In Your Relationship? 4 Ways To Tell

Meryl Streep once said, “The great gift of humans is that we have the power of empathy.” Empathy, or the ability to recognize someone else’s emotions...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
July 21 2015

What Your Smile Says About Your Health

I think everyone has heard the age old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Sure it's a cliché, but it still provides a profound warning: don't...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
June 11 2015

6 Scientifically Proven Reasons To Laugh More

Comedian Kevin Hart once said, “Laughter heals all wounds, and that's one thing that everybody shares. No matter what you're going through, it makes...

20 Ways To Bring A Sense Of Awe To Your Daily Life

Albert Einstein once said, “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science."

Why Taking Breaks Makes You More Productive

Before I decided to launch my own business, I worked for a busy corporate consulting firm. There was a lot about that firm that was great: the staff...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
April 20 2015

Stop Judging, Start Living! How To Become A Happy & Accepting Person

Not too long ago I wrote a MindBodyGreen post about questions to ask yourself if you want to strengthen your relationship. I was really excited for...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
April 7 2015

8 Scientifically Proven Reasons To Spend Way More Time Outside

Novelist Jane Austen said, "To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment." And who could argue with her? I...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
March 27 2015

4 Questions To Ask If You Want To Strengthen Your Relationship

The famous psychiatrist Carl Jung once said "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
March 23 2015

6 Scientific Reasons To Add Music To Your Self-Care Regimen

When you focus on self-care, you probably make sure to eat nutritious foods, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. These are the basic building...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
March 8 2015

4 Limiting Beliefs That Keep You From Living Your Dream Life

Is there anyone who doesn't ultimately aspire to live a life filled with enthusiasm and passion? We all want to make the most of our talents and...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
March 4 2015

9 Tips To Increase Your Emotional Intelligence For Stronger Relationships

Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by your emotions that you said or did something you quickly came to regret? (Can anyone honestly deny this...

Patricia Thompson, PhD
February 23 2015