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The Nocebo Effect

The Nocebo Effect

How many of you have heard of the Placebo Effect? ‘Placebo’ comes from the Latin word for “I will please”. The Placebo Effect has been observed in medicine and psychology to refer to a patient getting better after taking a medication, when the medication itself...
Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

They say laughter is the best medicine. If that’s true, how can you die laughing? Of course, that was a joke and if you laughed, I did my job. But why do we think laughter is the best medicine? Is it true? What about hearing a good joke is so good for us? Back in the...
The Joy of Helping Others

The Joy of Helping Others

OK, I will make this one short and sweet.   A while back I heard of a study that found pure joy comes from helping others succeed.   People that have accomplished something that you helped yourself. There’s no greater feeling than seeing them use the tools you gave...
Four Things That Can Cause Depression

Four Things That Can Cause Depression

Depression is at an all-time high. It’s seems to be the norm today and is only growing each day. It can affect any age group but seems to be prominent among the younger generations the most. More and more of our youth these days are just not happy. Why is this...
What Are You Thankful For Today?

What Are You Thankful For Today?

There are a lot of unhappy people in the world today and the number seems to be only growing. Why is this? I bet if you asked them, they would say something along the lines of they don’t have enough. Not enough money, not enough friends. Just not enough…well, stuff....
Where to Begin? The First Step

Where to Begin? The First Step

Another day goes by and another success story emerges. It’s always exciting to hear about people overcoming obstacles and coming out victorious in the game of life. And who doesn’t love a good underdog story? Someone who has their back against the wall, they’ve got...
12 Ways to Improve Your Mood in a Few Minutes

12 Ways to Improve Your Mood in a Few Minutes

It’s Monday! Most people need a little mood enhancement on Mondays. Honestly, most people dislike Mondays, but Monday can be the start of a great workweek and the first step to a week of successful achievement.It is up to you and me to determine where we want to go...
Printable February Calendar

Printable February Calendar

It is hard to believe that February 2019 is slowly approaching. By the end of the week, February will already be here and within a few weeks we will be wondering where it went. With the quickly passing days, it is important to plan the month before the month plans...
Stumbling Blocks to Self-Discipline

Stumbling Blocks to Self-Discipline

As mentioned in the previous article, self-discipline is not only an overlooked characteristic of achieving success, but it is a key to success. You can read the previous article by clicking here. http://theroadtobetterliving.com/2019/01/03/self-discipline-success/...
What Are You Thankful For Today?

Self-Discipline + Success 

Some people consider goal setting as the key ingredient in accomplishing success. However, there may be an underlying character trait that propels one to accomplish their goals despite what happens on the road to success.  Beyond goal setting, there is a unique link...