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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How to escape education’s death valley

This video is a great ted talk by Sir Ken Robinson, which is about the role of education, and where the modern school system appears to have gone wrong. Best quotes 3:14 “There are three principles on which human life flourishes, and they are contradicted by the culture of education.” 3:28 “The first is this […]


How to Deal with Loneliness

Introduction Loneliness is the reaction to physical isolation, or perceived isolation and alienation in the presence of other people. It can cause a variety of unpleasant emotional responses, and can increase the risk of a number of health problems. Research has shown that loneliness is prevalent throughout society, including people in marriages, relationships, families, veterans, […]


The Bomb in the Brain

This 6-part video series, which features youtuber and philosopher Stefan Molyneux, explores the causes of violence, and the effects of childhood trauma on brain development. It is an important and interesting subject, particularly if you are interested in psychology, the causes of violence or child development. (If you only have time to watch one video, […]


Anxiety – an Overview and Ways to Treat It

Introduction Do you often feel anxious, or do you know someone else who is? Read on to find about more about what it is it, and learn a number strategies to help prevent it, or reduce the severity of the symptoms if you have it. Anxiety is a common mental health problem, which is prevalent […]


Metanoia – How and When to Change Your Mind

Introduction Of all the things you could change in your life, which is the most important: a new job, a new relationship, a new location, or a new hobby? As important as they all may be, nothing is as important as the ability to change your mind. This post is about metanoia, which comes from […]


How to Reduce Suffering

Introduction Suffering and pain are almost inevitable experiences that we will all face at some point in our lives. Whether it is psychological, emotional, physical, or even spiritual, it is unfortunately very likely that we will endure some amount of hardship in one way or another. Having said that, there is a great difference between […]


How to Deal with Suicidal Feelings

Introduction Suicide is the intentional taking of your own life, which invariably is preceded by suicidal thoughts and feelings. This post aims to address and shed some light on this difficult but important health problem. According to a recent article on time.com, “U.S. suicide rates are at their highest since World War II, according to […]


Overcoming Depression

Are you feeling depressed, or do you know someone else who is? Read on to find about more about what it is it, and learn a number strategies to help prevent it, or reduce the severity of the symptoms if you have it.   INTRO Depression is a common mental health problem, which can be […]


10 Quick Mind Hacks

Here are 10 quick mind hacks, to help you get the most out of your life: 1) Goals – To increase the chances of achieving your goals, turn them into S.M.A.R.T goals, which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-based. (Bonus tip – Divide your goals into three categories: short term, mid term, and long […]



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Quote: "How do you overcome the suffering of life? Be a better person." ~ Jordan Peterson

My interpretation: Suffering is almost inevitable in a word of chaos, malevolence, and tragedy, but that doesn’t mean we cannot overcome it and find meaning through it. The best way to achieve this is to work on your character and aim towards becoming a better version of yourself.

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