Sweet Lies Before Bed
Hi, I'm Alvin. I'm a 26-year-old entrepreneur, and I suffer from anxiety. I didn't always feel this way. Just two years ago, I was as happy and as carefree as a lamb. I ran a successful sports event business. Life was calm and peaceful and good...then, everything changed when the fire nation attacked coronavirus struck.
How to Fly with Two Wheels
Dear Stranger, You ask why I bike fast. Maybe you didn’t exactly ask, but your tone told me your comment was a question. Humans have long envied birds. We have an instinctive hunger to experience the unknown and push the limits of impossibility. In this instance, it manifests in a desire to harness the wind. We see the birds wheeling above; we see trees bending and snapping under the strength of simple air. And we want it. Children fly kites and make paper airplanes – when they grow up, they build jets and helicopters and hang gliders.
Cost of Convenience
To wake up mesmerized and still breathing was both terrifying and humbling. I woke up, forever changed, at 20 years old. I woke up with a traumatic brain injury – a TBI that would set the tone for the rest of my life. But I didn’t know it then. The fall Colorado breeze brushed against my hair, my black Security Forces beret now MIA, having shot out of the SUV like I did. Shot out of the windshield that smashed. Shot out, landing right on my head then blacking out.
An Open Letter To My Therapist
Dear S, When I was in elementary school, I remember getting an assignment asking me to think of who my hero was. I was to draw what they looked like, and to describe them. I remember having a hard time choosing between my mom and dad. I was never one to believe in the kind of heroes that could fly or pick up cars, not even as a kid. I guess I’ve always been a little deeper than that. A hero to me has always been someone real. Now, at 25, my idea of what a hero is has not changed much; when I hear the word hero, I immediately think of you.
Fight Seasonal Depression With Indoor Plants
Changing seasons can be a beautiful thing especially when each season brings new events to look forward to. But that doesn't mean it is like this for everyone, myself including. Indoor plants have helped me in the battle of seasonal depression and they can help you too.
7 Types of Toxic People You Need to Avoid
As a doctoral researcher fascinated by psychological and behavioral studies, I enjoy gathering insights surrounding our personalities and human behavior.
Rest Must Be An Act of Defiance
I'm usually thinking of sleep as something I've got to schedule for, then plan two contingency plans for. 'If I have work at 12:30, I'll need to be out by 11:30, so if I wanna get some time to myself before work I should wake up by 9:30 but if I want to just sleep I'll need to wake up by 10:30- 10:45 at the latest . . .'
Create a New Year’s Lullaby with me
When I was a child with tormented dreams about the walls closing in or the noseless zombie under my bed, I would calm myself by reciting famous lullabies to distract my mind.
Behind the Scenes
Exploring mental health in the public eye; celebrities and the spotlight that has been placed on their personal lives and their mental health.
Discovering the ins and outs of treatments and therapies. Join the conversation today.
Beyond the Blues
Understanding depression is difficult; hear from Psyche's community of peers on their experiences with this mood disorder.
How to Actually Relax
Modern day wellness culture has marketed relaxation as a destination when actually…it’s a just a feeling. It comes and goes like all the rest. Just like any other feeling, feeling “relaxed” isn’t a solid state of being. It fluctuates. That said, who doesn’t want to feel more relaxed? Below are some tools to help you interact with your body if you’d like to reduce symptoms of stress and increase relaxation.
Fostering Kindness and Inequity in 2022
Our new year, 2022 is well underway. February is already knocking at the door and I’m still wondering about my plans, my goals, and commitments I’ll make this year with every intention to move ahead, leave the old year behind, and set my sites on compassionate participation within our world as a fellow human being and inhabitant of our beloved planet.
How could humanity have survived the pandemic without TikTok? How did humanity ever survive without TikTok? These are questions that perhaps nobody is asking. However, the successful App that people love to hate has taken the world by storm in a few short (but seemingly long due to aforementioned pandemic) years.
The River Nile and its contribution to ancient Egyptian Civilization Opinion Essay.
Nonetheless, they considered it a great gift from God as and it was said to be responsible for the productivity of the lands located along its waters. This is because the river flowed across desert land, which was the more reason for the people to appreciate its waters.
Let’s Understand The ENTJ Personality Type
As a doctoral researcher who is fascinated by personality research, I enjoy gathering insights into the different personality types and how each behaves with one another.
Writing My Way to Sleep
"You know writing and sleep are associated with mental and physical health. So why not combine them and multiply the benefits?" asked my friend Ned, who often speaks as if he's an authority on any given subject.
Smells like Chocolate
It occurred to me the other day as I pulled back the sheets on my bed that I never smell like chocolate. I had a flashback to the days of my youth when I smelled like a distillery the day after drinking. There were moments in hot yoga rooms in those days when I was worried the person in triangle pose next to me might get pulled over for a DUI on her way home, unable to explain to the police officer why she was blowing above a .08 on a Sunday afternoon, now running late to make Sunday night dinner for her two happy children and her adoring husband, what a bummer. Guilty by proximity of the yoga mat.
Ditch your New Year's resolutions
The start of a new year represents a new beginning, a fresh start, and a time for reinvention. Oftentimes we set out to change something about ourselves or our lives that we don’t like or want to improve on as resolutions in the new year. While most of these resolutions are well intended, they often don’t stick. We all know of, or perhaps even personally identify with, that person who is gung-ho on getting in shape and fit at the start of the year, hitting the gym every day in January, only to give it all up come the end of February, elbow deep in a bag of potato chips.
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