How To Win an Argument

Show, Don’t Tell Making your point is a challenge in a world where everyone thinks their opinion reigns supreme. It is human nature to believe that what we think as an individual is correct, and that we are the top authority in whatever topic is being discussed. It is extremely difficult to change someone’s mindContinue reading “How To Win an Argument”

If you can’t make serotonin, store bought is fine

The recipe of antidepressant stigma Ingredients: Misconceptions    3 cups Media influence   ½ Tbsp Blame                  2 Tsp Ingredients lists aside, medications designed to treat mental illness get a bad rap. No one questions a diabetic taking insulin, or an old person with arthritis taking pain medicine.Continue reading “If you can’t make serotonin, store bought is fine”

Why Attention Seeking Isn’t Bad

And How to Do it Right There are plenty of good reasons to want attention. You can be a great person with world-changing ideas, but that doesn’t matter if no one knows who you are. It is essential to put yourself in front of the world if you want to make things shake, but folksContinue reading “Why Attention Seeking Isn’t Bad”

Why you SHOULD Care What Other People Think

In The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, law 5 reads “so much depends on your reputation– guard it with your life.” While we aren’t all looking for power, everyone can benefit from the effects of a great reputation.  Caring about what others think can feel negative, but some of your best decisions canContinue reading “Why you SHOULD Care What Other People Think”

Less is More: The Power of Saying Less

In The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, the 4th law reads “always say less than necessary”. The idea behind this law is that the less you say, the more powerful your words come across– and the less likely you are to say something foolish. Many of us stress about what to say, whenContinue reading “Less is More: The Power of Saying Less”

Family Values For the Modern Family

Family values are values passed down from elders to youth that guide roles, decisions, behaviors, and morals. Family values are important because they help family members to make decisions they feel good about and establish strong family bonds.  In today’s climate, there are people who miss old-fashioned values, and people who do away with theContinue reading “Family Values For the Modern Family”

The Symptoms of Loneliness

Just about everyone knows what it feels like to be lonely on occasion, but those who experience chronic loneliness are at high risk for a variety of mental and physical health problems. Chronic loneliness is a feeling of loneliness that persists over a long period of time. At the tail-end of a pandemic, more ofContinue reading “The Symptoms of Loneliness”

Conceal Your Intentions– The 3rd Law of Power, Simplified

See Law 1 Here See Law 2 Here This is the 3rd installment of my reviews over the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, and already I’m starting to feel intimidated by the absolute manipulation being taught. With that said, I present the 3rd law: Conceal your intentions. The chapter starts of with thisContinue reading “Conceal Your Intentions– The 3rd Law of Power, Simplified”

The Good Things That Illegal Drugs Can Do

Drugs. They’re bad for you, right?  Not always. There are many ways that drugs can be beneficial to your life and not all of them involve getting high. At some point, the law decided which drugs were “illicit substances” and which ones were medicine. The deciding factor is supposedly whether they have a medical use,Continue reading “The Good Things That Illegal Drugs Can Do”

A Take on the Second Law of Power:

A Case for Keeping Enemies In my second installment of this series on Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power, we have Law #2:  Never put too much trust in friends, learn how to use enemies. Upon reading this rule, I was very confused. Why would you choose an enemy over a friend? To showContinue reading “A Take on the Second Law of Power:”