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 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, […]
Introduction This post is includes general advice to better understand the coronavirus, and a list of suggestions to stay safe, calm, and to help ride out this storm. Coronaviruses are a group of related viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. In humans, coronaviruses cause respiratory tract infections that are typically mild, such as some cases of the common cold (among other possible causes, […]
Introduction A Doomer is typically characterised as an early 20’s male who suffers from depression and has a bleak outlook on the world. A Bloomer represents someone with a highly optimistic outlook on life and a go-getter attitude, usually in their later 20s’. This post also applies to females, and those who may be older […]
Introduction Nihilism is the rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless. The two main types are existential nihilism, which believes that life has no objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value, and moral nihilism which believes that morality does not exist. It is often associated with extreme pessimism and […]
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