Spirituality has been making an interesting comeback in recent years, or perhaps an entrée into the mainstream, with a new generation of young gurus and “spirit junkies” making it hip to be spiritual. Many of the lessons draw from religious tradition, yogic philosophy and meditation, and the idea of a greater, or universal, consciousness. One […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox 5 News to talk about why boredom can be actually good for you and your health.
Topics include: What we can learn from children Why we’re always changing (and why that’s okay) How to unplug from the daily grind Why it’s important to have a play space at work (and how to make it happen) Being mindful of how much time you spend on social media His One Minute Diagnosis series […]
Is your cluttered desk a sign of creative genius or total chaos? Experts weigh in. The eyes might be the windows to the soul, but your desk lets people see right into your brain. OK, maybe that’s a stretch, but it does beg the question: Messy or not, is your desk an accurate reflection […]
Dr. Ben Michaelis provides tips on how to cultivate and nourish your own creativity even when you’re feeling stuck.
Coloring books for adults have become the latest trend, and, unlike some fads, this one is actually really good for you. According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. […]
Ever feel stuck after publishing a big project? You hit publish on that big project. You’re proud of the work you’ve done and are excited to share it with the world. Then the unthinkable happens, your audience actually loves the work. They consume it and share with friends. This is the greatest work you’ve published […]
It’s Monday night. Do you know where your crayons are? For a growing slice of grown women, with big jobs, busy schedules and more than a bit of digital fatigue, going analog, in the form of hobbies you may last remember engaging in when you were eight, is the latest way to beat stress. In […]
The Creativity World Forum 2015 opened with a quote from poet Charles Wright about the landscapes within us and about us and a performance of the Willy Wonka song “Pure Imagination” by Graham Colton. Bart Conner greeted an audience composed of people from 11 nations and 25 states and introduced the morning panel of Creativity […]
Heartbreak hurts. Rejection can make us lash out. But when you’re ready, it can all be an opportunity for personal transformation “I have seen that people who are higher in resilience tend to naturally make more adaptive interpretations to rejection,” Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and speaker based in New York City, told Medical Daily in an […]