Ecotherapy, also known as nature therapy or the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku (forest bathing), can sound like something out of a new-age manual, but there’s fascinating research to consider about how going outside can boost your physical and psychological well-being.
Online therapy for mental health issues like depression and anxiety typically consists of counseling over video, phone or text. It’s not a new concept, but more insurance companies are expanding their policies to cover the cost of sessions, as this form of virtual care is on the rise.
The Holocaust (1933–1945) was the systematic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million European Jews by the Nazi German regime and its allies and collaborators.1 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum defines the years of the Holocaust as 1933–1945. The Holocaust era began in January 1933 when Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party came to power in Germany. It ended in May 1945, when the Allied Powers defeated Nazi Germany in World War II. The Holocaust is also sometimes referred to as “the Shoah,” the Hebrew word for “catastrophe.”
How SuperCircle Is Changing Fashion And Climate
85% of our wardrobes go to waste, likely without the intent to recycle them, and our disposed clothing ends up in landfills. These include items we may have thought went on to be recycled - in some sustainable way. The complex and intricate problem of garment recycling has sparked SuperCircle, the tech and reverse logistics platform that bridges the gap between retail and textile waste through innovative business relationships that scale the recyclability of discarded textiles.
How I learned to fuel my creativity into multiple outlets
“Creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our ‘inner’ pool of resources – knowledge, insight, information, inspiration and all the fragments populating our minds – that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world and to combine them in extraordinary new ways.” — Maria Popova, Brainpickings
Life Is Simple!
Many major historical figures in philosophy have provided an answer to the question of what, if anything, makes life meaningful, although they typically have not put it in these terms (with such talk having arisen only in the past 250 years or so, on which see Landau 1997). Consider, for instance, Aristotle on the human function, Aquinas on the beatific vision, and Kant on the highest good. Relatedly, think about Koheleth, the presumed author of the Biblical book Ecclesiastes, describing life as “futility” and akin to “the pursuit of wind,” Nietzsche on nihilism, as well as Schopenhauer when he remarks that whenever we reach a goal we have longed for we discover “how vain and empty it is.” While these concepts have some bearing on happiness and virtue (and their opposites), they are straightforwardly construed (roughly) as accounts of which higher-order final ends, if any, a person ought to realize that would make her life significant.
The Poverty mindset
This happened just yesterday in the clinic. I was longing to write about this subject, though, for the longest time. It is a nightmare that doctors experience repeatedly, almost every day. I would be hard put to find a doctor to whom it hasn’t happened.
Success is often measured by the amount of money and belongings we accumulate in life. I won’t argue that those things aren’t important and helpful, but I measure my life’s success by a different yardstick. I count myself successful even though I really don’t have much money, property, or possessions. My measure of success is the happiness I’ve achieved through successfully transitioning to my correct gender identity. Since my transition, I literally wake up with a smile on my face every single day. Everywhere I go, that joy goes with me because the joy emanates from within.
The Duty of Intellectuals
After the tragic death of Toni Morrison in August 2019, the New York writer/social critic Fran Lebowitz found herself in her apartment alone during the pandemic, unable to process the world. For years, she’d always call Toni whenever she struggled to make sense of things.