The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection

Why is it important to know that the mind and the body are interrelated? Why should I know about this in order to increase my overall health? The anatomical and physiological knowledge of the human body has exploded in recent years with the implementation of the scientific method. Because of this, physicians are now able … Continue reading The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection

Wealth and Well-Being

What is the nature of the relationship between wealth and perceived well-being? In my previous post, I mentioned that there are instances where people accumulate a significant amount of wealth at the expense of their well-being. While this is true in some cases, I think it is also important to point out that there are … Continue reading Wealth and Well-Being

The Pursuit of Happiness

What does it mean to be happy, and how can I make strides towards achieving my own happiness? It is written in the second paragraph of the U.S. constitution "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among … Continue reading The Pursuit of Happiness

Addiction In the Modern Society

How can addictions impair my ability to live the best life possible? The title for this post is inspired by a seminar-style course I took at the end of my last academic term. In a small group, we first discussed what it means to be addicted to something. What most definitions had in common is … Continue reading Addiction In the Modern Society

Where To Learn More About the Psychology of Well-Being

Where can a layman go to expose themselves more to the revolutionary field of positive psychology? In my previous posts, it's no secret that I rave about the field of positive psychology for its focus on what it means to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. This contrasts with several other fields of psychology that … Continue reading Where To Learn More About the Psychology of Well-Being

Finding Meaning In the Mundane

How can I live a more fulfilling life when I am stuck in the same day-to-day routine? There are times when we have all felt like we are in somewhat of a rut. Whether that be at work, in school, or in our extracurricular activities, there are times when we get just plain tired of … Continue reading Finding Meaning In the Mundane

How PERMA Theory Could Be Applicable to Holding Religious Beliefs

Is it possible that religious beliefs and values give people a more fulfilling life through PERMA theory? Recommended reading before this article: "The Power of Positive Psychology": https://theinquisitivemind.home.blog/2019/08/12/the-power-of-positive-psychology/ As I have mentioned in the above post, I am a huge advocate of positive psychology for its far reaching applications towards a more fulfilling life. To … Continue reading How PERMA Theory Could Be Applicable to Holding Religious Beliefs

How to Administer Cognitive Therapy… To Yourself

What is Cognitive Therapy, and how can I use it to enhance my outlook on life? The use of the term "therapy" refers to relieving some sort of pain or disorder. This can include brain stimulation therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and somatic therapy, among several others. From the names of these, it sounds as if a … Continue reading How to Administer Cognitive Therapy… To Yourself

The Biopsychosocial Model of Well-Being

What is the biopsychosocial model of well-being, and how can it be implemented into my own life? The biopsychosocial model, although it is certainly a mouthful to say, is a very useful model to implement into your everyday life. On the surface, it seems to be very complicated, but I will break it down so … Continue reading The Biopsychosocial Model of Well-Being

Introductory Post

Hello Fellow Inquisitive Minds! My name is Tristan Mitchell, and I am a catholic student enrolled in the Oregon State University Honors College. I am entering my sixth year there and am currently working towards degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Philosophy. My path towards this curriculum has been very convoluted (see bio for more info). … Continue reading Introductory Post