“The mind has a mind of its own.”
Everyone has an emotional thermostat that is set based on one’s age, genetics, sociocultural environment, and personal experience. This is the fundamental principle to understand in order to cultivate true empathy. Have you ever noticed that a certain situation may stress someone to emotional exhaustion, while someone else under the same duress wouldn’t batt an eye?
Freud thought that it was healthy to accept a certain degree of hopelessness. He put forth 3 intractable circumstances that, once internalized, can foster this healthy hopelessness.
Explore the neuroscience of introversion and extraversion. Why, at a neurological level, do some people tend towards introversion, and some towards extraversion?
I am absolutely bubbling with excitement because I’m about to share what I believe to be the most foundational aspects of mental health. By the end of this article, you will have a superior and much more nuanced understanding of what makes people different, and why this is essential to understanding mental illness.
Sketching, Sculpting and Seriously Bad Singing: Why Self-Expression Through Art is Good for Your Mental Health
How do you express yourself? Perhaps you sing in the shower, prance around in your pyjamas or even shimmy down the staircase. Whatever it is, self-expression encourages you to reveal your weird, whacky and wonderful self to others. It’s completely endearing and one of the greatest forms of self-love.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought many changes to our lives. While many of these changes were unwanted, some may actually have positive implications for our mental, physical, and financial wellbeing.
In every era, we find artistic genius that is far beyond its time. The transcendent, vivid music created by Platon Karataev falls into this rare category. Each note draws the listener in closer; each lyric seems to be imbued with tens of thousands of meanings.
Change happens when choice disappears. Until change becomes the only viable option, we will retreat to realms of comfort and predictability; we will remain victims of diffuse desire versus champions of change.
Imagine you were critically depressed, contemplating taking your own life, only to discover that NUTRITION was at the root of your problem all along? But no one told you. Not your doctors, not your friends, and most certainly not the media. How incomprehensibly CHEATED would you feel? There you were, thinking you were eternally damned and defected, but really you just hadn’t been taught to program your operating system correctly? Hold my broccoli.
If you deal with panic attacks, you are not alone. Approximately 11% of people in the US will experience a panic attack each year, and for many, it’s a regular occurrence. Fortunately, there are ways you can reduce your risks of having a panic attack, as well as ways to make any panic attacks you do have easier to handle.
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