What is Flow?

Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asked the question: What makes life worth living? Decades of research on optimal experiences produced his answer: flow. The technical definition Flow is the mental state in which a person is engaged in an activity where they are fully immersed with a feeling of  energized focus, involvement, and success in the process … Read more

Getting Over Embarrassment, A True Story

A true story contributed by Caitlyn Robbins: Throughout middle school, I was best friends with a very ambitious, very talented girl. As her ever present side-kick, I followed her many places. One spring, I even followed her on stage for our school talent show. I voiced my doubts, but she said that she could absolutely … Read more

Can You Feel Me? Empathy through Roleplay

The generation gap between parents and their children often leaves one thought on the minds of children: You don’t know what it’s like! As adults, it’s easy to forget the trials and tribulations of childhood. This often leads to a disconnection such as the one portrayed in the scenario above. While not seeing eye-to-eye is … Read more