How to escape your motivational trough when you’re flagging  By Bryan Lufkin  11th February 2021 [Original post can be found here https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210209-how-to-escape-your-motivational-trough-when-youre-flagging  Your get-up-and-go has tanked as the pandemic has dragged on. But there are ways to kickstart your motivation – even when it seems like you’ve tried everything. Early on, a friend of mine … Read more

Original article appears at: https://themighty.com/2017/05/forgot-to-take-antidepressants-what-happens/  For Emergency Situations please call 999 or 112. If you feel Suicidal call 1800 273 8255/1800 247 247, Text HELP to 51444 or call The Samaritans 116 123. It’s 3 a.m. and I’ve been awake for about two hours now. The house is silent, aside from the periodic squeaking of the kids’ bunk bed … Read more

A conversation with neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett on the counterintuitive ways your mind processes reality—and why understanding that might help you feel a little less anxious. BY CLAY SKIPPER  November 30, 2020   Original Article can be found here: https://www.gq.com/story/lisa-feldman-barrett-interview Your Brain Doesn’t Work the Way You Think It Does At the very beginning of her … Read more

Original Post was made at https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shouldstorm/202011/feeling-sad-during-hard-times-is-not-depression?amp&fbclid=IwAR0GF1psnTBNOiSRPqPRu1qVjGXBhdmnygV-9gPPNeYOoDQ4Ng44tUGSzrE on  Nov 10, 2020 Alison Escalante M.D.Shouldstorm Feeling Sad During Hard Times Is Not Depression If we weren’t sad right now, something would be wrong. These are heavy times. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep the globe and has reached unprecedented numbers in America, we are facing the reality … Read more

Original Article can be found at https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/article/1076/when-helping-doesnt-help  When Helping Doesn’t Help: Why Some Clients May Not Want to Change  By David Burns   March/April 2017 As therapists, we want nothing more than to help people who are suffering—help them feel better as soon as possible and help them, after therapy, live more emotionally satisfying lives. But that usually requires … Read more

A great segment on BBC’s Autumn Watch which aired on October 29th 2020. Anecdotally getting ‘out for a walk’ is good for out mental health: this short piece explains the science behind why being outdoors is so good for our mental health. Emma Mitchell guides us through a natural take on wellbeing this Autumn. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08wv7xd

Trauma is far more common than we are inclined to admit. This powerful and very honest video shows the effects PTSD can have on someone. In this video PTSD is explained by Firefighter Jules Dennis, however, no matter the source of the trauma, the effect on any individual is still the same.

The original article can be found here: https://natashaadamo.com/trauma-bonding/ TRAUMA BONDING: HOW TO RELEASE A TRAUMA BOND You may feel pretty crazy over there in your trauma bonded trance for someone who mistreated you, but know there are people actually eating dirt out there and making more sense than some of the well-meaning advice I heard … Read more

  When romantic souvenirs are selfish not sentimental. [The original article was posted Sep 01, 2020 and can be found here https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-bad-looks-good/202009/why-narcissists-keep-trophies-past-relationships ] You spot your ex-flame and a new partner walking into a restaurant a year after you broke up. You can see from across the room that he is still sporting the expensive, … Read more