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”

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”

You Have to Be An Imperfectionist

I was a kid with extremely high standards for myself. I wasn’t the cutest kid in the world, but by golly was I smart. I was a near prodigy when it came to reading, and it showed in school. The information I’d stockpiled through literature got me into courses and material far beyond my actualContinue reading “You Have to Be An Imperfectionist”

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”

I Hate My Job: This Is How You Can Find Work That Truly Fulfills You

It’s all too common for people to end up in jobs that are the worst possible match for them – this drains them, makes them miserable, and dramatically decreases their productivity. Wouldn’t it be better to end up in a job that you actually enjoy? One that is a good fit for you and yourContinue reading “I Hate My Job: This Is How You Can Find Work That Truly Fulfills You”

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”

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:”

A Perspective on the Ego and Self Care

The more I write the word “ego”, the more it doesn’t seem like a real word. This is ironic when you consider what the ego is– the sense of self as affected by the external world. More simply put, the ego is how you look at yourself through the lens of your own personal reality.Continue reading “A Perspective on the Ego and Self Care”