Mind Over Matter
Mind Over Matter is the ongoing writing project by Scott Houghton. It covers various topics from psychology and philosophy, to spirituality and self-actualisation. It’s about learning to use your mind to overcome problems, improve yourself and achieve the best life possible.
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Introduction Jordan Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist, and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He is also a writer, and his most notable books are Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief and 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. He has given live theatre lectures, and co-created an online […]
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In this video Sam Vaknin, writer and professor of psychology, discusses the trends of narcissism in the world that should be of concern to us all. Trend 1) Women are now as narcissistic as men. Trend 2) More narcissists are becoming psychopathic or antisocial. Trend 3) Less people have role models, and more people claim superiority. Best quotes […]
Introduction PTSD stands for Post-traumatic stress disorder, which is a mental disorder that someone can develop after a significantly traumatic event. Some of these events can include: physical assault, sexual assault, natural disaster, car accident, armed robbery, warfare. About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience […]
This video is a Ted Talk featuring Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk, who has spent many years studying happiness. Here he shares some of his findings with us, which should allow us to cultivate more happiness in our lives. Best quotes 5:41 “I think the best definition, according to the Buddhist view, is that wellbeing […]
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” ~ J.R.R Tolkien My interpretation: The world is ruled by both karma and chaos, and since we cannot control everything, we should focus on the power that we do have, and use our time in the wisest manner possible. […]
Introduction Emotional abuse, or psychological abuse, is a form of abuse that is characterised by someone subjecting another person to behaviour that can result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder.There are several different types or categories in the spectrum of emotional abuse. These include: intimidation and threats, excessive criticism, undermining, emotional […]
This video by youtuber Einzelgänger is about how to apply the principles of stoicism in a crises, which is very relevant to the current situation regarding the Coronavirus. 1) Working together, playing your part “We were born to work together like feet, hands and eyes, like the two rows of teeth, upper and lower. To obstruct […]
Introduction Even though the current situation regarding the coronavirus is important and worrying for many, we can still have a laugh, which helps to ward off anxiety and panic, and can help us to feel better. Humour is really important tool in your arsenal of coping strategies. It is classified as a mature defence mechanism, […]
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This account covers various topics from psychology and philosophy, to spirituality and self-actualisation. Using your mind to improve your life.