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Self Love

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball Self Love If we want to create a more peaceful and loving world, we must first be able to achieve this ourselves by practicing self love in a healthy and […]

Racism Towards Whites

Introduction Anti-black racism has a long and reasonably well documented history in various countries around the world, namely the United States, with its legacy of slavery and segregation. Other nationalities also played a role in the discrimination and oppression of black people, such as the British, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Dutch, and the Danish, who also […]

How to Deal With Paranoia

Introduction Paranoia is a thought process that often involves persecutory beliefs or conspiratorial thinking, and may be triggered or exacerbated by anxiety and fear. It is typically characterised by the expression “everyone is out to get me.” A general distrust of others, false accusations, and attributing meaning where there is none may also accompany paranoia. […]

Beauty

Beauty is all around us, but sometimes we forget to look. Seeking and appreciating the beauty in the world, is not only a fulfilling and enjoyable activity, but it can also have beneficial effects to our mental and spiritual wellbeing. It is easy to overlook or even neglect the beauty in the world. The beauty […]

How to Handle Rejection

Introduction The experience of rejection is a painful, yet common one that will affect most people at some point in their life. It may occur in the following situations: interpersonal, romantic, family estrangement, and employment.. One of the reasons rejection can be a difficult and unpleasant experience is that we all naturally have needs for […]

How to Manage Stress

Introduction Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. It can also be thought of as a type of psychological pain. In small amounts, it is tolerable, and can even be beneficial and health. In excessive amounts, however, it can lead to mental fatigue and pshycial […]

Steve Vai – Life Lessons

This video features American guitarist Steve Vai, who shares some words of wisdom and lessons he has learned in life. He also covers his experience of depression, and how he tried to get out of it. 0:00 “If you change the way you’re looking at something, whatever you’re looking at will change.” 0:28 “Probably three […]

How to Handle Panic Attacks

Introduction Panic attacks are periods of intense fear or worry that suddenly occur, and are usually accompanied by physical symptoms, including: sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, palpitations, increased heart rate, numbness, chest pain, nausea, and a feeling of impending doom. The duration may vary from a seconds to hours, but usually last for minutes. They […]

How to Deal With Intrusive Thoughts

Introduction Intrusive thoughts are involuntary and unwelcome thoughts or images that are upsetting or distressing to the person experiencing them. They may become an obsession, and are generally difficult to manage or eliminate. They may be a symptom of an underlying disorder including: obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, body dysmorphic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, psychosis, […]