Man’s Search for Meaning in the Darkest of Places

Man’s Search for Meaning in the Darkest of Places

Viktor Frankl was a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist. He was also a Holocaust survivor, having suffered through four different Nazi concentration camps. During those unfathomably dark years, Frankl learned that finding meaning in one’s life is humanity’s deepest desire. He also learned that it’s possible to find meaning in life anywhere, even in the darkest of places. Upon being freed from Türkheim, he would dedicate...

3 Things We Learned About Grief From The Year of Magical Thinking

3 Things We Learned About Grief From The Year of Magical Thinking

Just before the Christmas of 2003, Joan Didion’s daughter Quintana was admitted to the hospital for the flu. Her condition quickly worsened, leaving her in a temporary coma. Returning home from visiting her daughter, Didion and her husband John sat down to dinner, where her husband suddenly collapsed and died of a massive heart attack. This maelstrom of tragedy marks the beginning of Didion’s memoir...

Is the 10,000 Hour Rule Wrong?

Is the 10,000 Hour Rule Wrong?

When famous stand-up comedians step onstage, they’re met with a wave of claps and cheers from the audience. This round of applause is the crowd’s way of pumping them with confidence. It’s almost like they’re saying, “I believe in you. I know you’re going to make me laugh tonight.” On the other hand, amateurs sometimes get a quieter greeting. They don’t want to bomb, and...

Knowing This Will Help You Set Goals You’ll Actually Accomplish

Knowing This Will Help You Set Goals You’ll Actually Accomplish

In 2015, Gretchen Rubin, lawyer-turned-researcher, published a book called Better Than Before. In it, she outlined four personality types that arise when asked the question, “How do I react to expectations?” These four types, or tendencies as she called them, would become so popular that Rubin would expand upon them in another book two years later, The Four Tendencies. According to Rubin, we all face...

12 Things You Should Do Every Day to Stay Alive

12 Things You Should Do Every Day to Stay Alive

Important note: Always consult a medical professional before undergoing any new diet or exercise plan. When was the last time your doctor asked about your eating habits? Chances are, unless you brought it up yourself, it’s likely never happened. Despite the widely-accepted notion that our lifestyle habits–such as diet and exercise–have a tremendous impact on our health, medical professionals rarely discuss it with their patients...

Chasing the Dream: 40% of Happiness is a Choice

Chasing the Dream: 40% of Happiness is a Choice

When Monday morning rolls around, do you jump out of bed inspired and motivated for the day ahead? If you love your job, you’re in the minority.  Unfortunately, job dissatisfaction is common. Most people are not making a living at their dream job and this can cause them to feel resentment and even depression. On an average day, you spend more time at the office...

Building Emotional Agility with Dr. Susan David

Building Emotional Agility with Dr. Susan David

Positive psychology is described as the study of what makes life worth living. It focuses on what brings people joy and how to inject that joy into our everyday lives. Many of the Fabulous habits you learn to incorporate into your life, like expressing gratitude and developing your sense of purpose, are rooted in positive psychology. An important part of positive psychology is discovering what...

Introducing Our New Parent Self-Care Challenge

Introducing Our New Parent Self-Care Challenge

Often, parents put all their focus into caring for their child and neglect themselves in the process, which means they can get overwhelmed by the constant attention and love a child needs, especially when they’re young. A lot of this is due to an unspoken stigma that you’re a bad parent if you don’t put your children first. This simply isn’t true: it’s healthy to...

How Atomic Habits Drive Long-Term Behavior Change

How Atomic Habits Drive Long-Term Behavior Change

James Clear has dedicated much of his life to studying the psychology of habits. In his book Atomic Habits, he explains that the secret to changing your behavior for the long-term is not about sudden, sweeping changes. It’s instead about making small, incremental changes to your lifestyle. Not only is it easier to do, you’re more likely to stick with those changes for life. Fabulous...

Robert Cialdini’s 6 Weapons of Influence

Robert Cialdini’s 6 Weapons of Influence

It’s been a long day. You’ve just gotten off work but you need to pick up some groceries on your way home. You’re approaching the store when you see it: A Girl Scout cookie table. Before you know it, those charming and business-savvy young girls have persuaded you out of your grocery money before you can even open your mouth. Psychology professor Robert Cialdini has...