Suspense can be thought of as a combination of fear, delight, and hope. It's a thrill that people seek out, whether through fictional works, haunted houses, or bingo. But often when you face a potentially problematic unknown in your life, you're just stuck with the fear. Why is that? Here, we explore how suspense works, and begin to consider how you can infuse your cliffhanger moments with more delight and hope.
Welcome to the Right Life Project.
We strive to support you in building and maintaining the most meaningful, fulfilling, and healthy life possible. The kind of life that comes from letting go of habits of thought or behavior that have held you in place and cultivating others that promote feelings of freedom and wellbeing. One in which your daily life, whether at home, work, or play, is aligned with who you are at your core—allowing you to thrive, not just survive.
Whether you're just here for interesting reading, or there are some areas of your life that you’d like to work on, or you’d like to make radical changes and don’t know where to begin, we hope you’ll find something that speaks to you.
When times are tough, people are quick to dispense feel-good clichés like “every cloud has a silver lining” or “everything happens for a reason.” For some people, it’s a matter of faith that the universe is inherently reasonable, whether it’s through the action of destiny or God’s will. However, making meaning from difficulties is a very human, personal process that often requires effort, and not just blind faith.
Society places an emphasis on personal responsibility and independence, sometimes to extremes that seem to deny our fundamental connection to each other. Whether you're walking down the street or talking to your partner, every action (and failure to act) has consequences for someone else, and vice versa.
Recent research explores how viewing baby animal pictures affects your ability to focus your attention and effort. Far from a fluff piece, studies like this one are actually at the forefront of research into how positive emotions contribute to wellbeing and the ability to thrive. That's right: having positive emotions can help you thrive (not just vice versa), especially if you take advantage of them.