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A Flock of Questions
It always occurred when least expected. As the moon stalked me home on late car rides. When I sat under my favorite tree contemplating the cracks in the ground caused by the months of drought. While I bent down to tie my shoe.
Unlocking Cognitive Potential
The Cleveland Clinic highlights the inherent adaptability of the brain, emphasizing that heightened learning significantly contributes to its remarkable flexibility. As individuals engage in learning experiences, the brain undergoes adaptive processes, allowing it to efficiently process new information and adjust to varying cognitive demands. This adaptability is a fundamental aspect of the brain's dynamic nature, enabling it to continuously evolve and respond to intellectual challenges. The clinic's insights underscore the profound connection between ongoing learning activities and the brain's capacity to remain agile, reinforcing the importance of continuous cognitive stimulation for overall cognitive well-being and functionality.
Understanding and overcoming depression.
In the intricate tapestry of existence, where the undulating highs and lows are inevitable, depression emerges as a shadowy companion, casting its pervasive veil over millions worldwide. Let's embark on an earnest and profound journey, peeling back the layers of this complex mental health challenge, and delving into the intricate, winding paths toward understanding and healing.
The myth of narcissism
In the tapestry of ancient mythology, long preceding the era of ubiquitous selfies, the Greeks and Romans spun a captivating myth about an individual consumed by an excessive fascination with his own image. At the heart of this tale lies Narcissus, a strikingly handsome wanderer traversing the world in quest of love. His narrative takes a dramatic turn when he, after rejecting the advances of a nymph named Echo, chances upon his own reflection in a river. Captivated by the image that met his gaze, Narcissus falls deeply in love with his own reflection. An irresistible allure binds him to this self-admiration, eventually leading to his tragic demise. Legend has it that the spot where Narcissus met his end was marked by the emergence of a flower known as the Narcissus.
Signs of Burnout that Signify it is Time for a Career Pivot
It’s very easy to stagnate in a job you don’t like. After all, most people don’t love going into work even in the best of circumstances. How can you determine when you are experiencing normal reluctance or outright burnout?
Unraveling the Tactics of Johan Liebert
Introduction: In the intricate world of psychology and influence, few characters stand out as master manipulators. One such enigmatic figure is Johan Liebert, whose ability to manipulate others to achieve his desires is both captivating and chilling. While it is crucial to approach such topics responsibly, understanding the tactics employed by characters like Johan can shed light on the subtle nuances of manipulation. In this exploration, we will delve into key strategies inspired by Johan Liebert, emphasizing the need for ethical considerations and responsible use of these insights.
Psychology liking someone
Introduction The experience of liking someone, with its swirl of emotions, anticipation, and sometimes uncertainty, is a universal aspect of the human condition. From the initial spark of attraction to the nuanced dance of getting to know someone, the psychology behind liking someone is a complex interplay of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors. This article delves into the intricate world of psychology, unraveling the factors that contribute to the phenomenon of liking someone and the psychological processes at play.
Psychology and being Likable
Introduction Likability, the elusive quality that makes individuals magnetic and appealing, is a subject of fascination for psychologists and a trait many strive to possess. In the intricate dance of social interactions, understanding the psychology behind being likable opens doors to forming meaningful connections, fostering positive relationships, and navigating the complexities of human dynamics. This article explores the multifaceted nature of likability, delving into the psychological principles that contribute to being genuinely and irresistibly likable.
psychology and music
Introduction Music, with its ability to evoke emotions, stimulate memories, and influence mood, has long been a subject of fascination for psychologists. The intricate relationship between psychology and music is a captivating field that delves into the cognitive, emotional, and social dimensions of human experience. This article explores the profound impact music has on the human psyche, shedding light on the ways in which our minds and emotions intertwine with the melodies and rhythms that surround us.
Focus on doing things related to the goal
The pages of "Essentialism" have left an indelible mark on my perspective. It's more than a book; it's a guiding philosophy urging us to discern what truly matters in the cacophony of life. The idea of honing in on tasks intricately connected to personal goals while avoiding the temptation of scattered pursuits resonates deeply.
The Only Person Who Found The Forgotten Me
The conversation your about to read is the first time I found someone who was able to discover my lost identity. This is a real-life past conversation that happened at my new school when I moved. For a more better understanding you can read my other story "The Annoying Friend."
the bipolar person
The bipolar person was lonely most of the time and alone when they weren’t. Lonely was a symptom of mania; alone belonged to depression. The bipolar person had not felt at ease while alone for many years; they needed music, drugs, or the distraction of friends. For years they had not felt the security that comes from having spent a necessary day of engagement with the world and its people, looking them in the eye many times, laughing and reacting, noticing things of light and color and volume, and thoroughly exhausting themself in full health as a social animal then to return home and expand in the silence of their moderately sized one-bedroom apartment to restore. The bipolar person didn’t live alone anymore. And lately, this restoration was so fraught with overthinking and condemnation that they wondered if they could still do it right. The moderately sized one-bedroom apartment had become a small –– bordering on efficiency –– two-bedroom. The bipolar person shared this small –– bordering on efficiency –– two-bedroom, complete with a murphy hammock and washer/dryer in the [flexion of two upright fingers to indicate the presence of scrutiny] kitchen, with their ex’s best friend. This person quickly became the bipolar person’s friend, muddying the situation further, as the breakup between the bipolar person and their ex soured. The [finger flexion] kitchen had been a sacred place for the three of them - the bipolar person, the ex, and the roommate who happened to be the ex’s best friend. They made the most incredible things in that [f.f.] kitchen. The bipolar person agonized over remembering the meals made and eaten together: the curries, the soups, the sweet potatoes, the risotto, the rice and beans, the miso eggs, the pomegranates, the apples and peanut butter, the skillets, the mochi. Love was shared in the [f.f.] kitchen, and the bipolar person now struggled to fry an egg, let alone prepare a complete meal for themself. There was little to be done for the wave of depression settling over the bipolar person except to wait it out. Medications did not seem like an option for treatment due to the adverse effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on their mood. Without fail, SSRIs sent the bipolar person into fits of mania that usually ended with them balled into the fetal position on the end of their bed, in hysterical fits of laughter and tears, and attempting to open their flesh with a knife or a razor or scissors or a stapler or anything they could get their hands on as if the skin itself were diseased and requiring removal. These breaks would come at the end of an extended episode where the bipolar person felt as though tiny spiders had laid large nests of eggs all over their body, and those eggs were beginning to hatch. At times, the sensation was so intense the bipolar person swore they could see as deep as the dermis move; this movement extended from their flesh into the darkened corners of their room so shadows would climb and dance, taunting an inner child still terrified of the dark. This inner child bared itself to the ex and roommate on more than one occasion, and the bipolar person considered death to end the shame. After being so exposed, they felt there was no way to redeem themself in their own eyes. The bipolar person knew well enough at this point that other people would forgive all sorts of behaviors, and even if they wouldn’t, the only thing that mattered was whether or not the bipolar person could forgive themself. The answer was almost always a resounding no, but ultimately death was not an option. So the small –– bordering on efficiency –– two-bedroom apartment complete with murphy hammock and washer/dryer in the [f.f.] kitchen shrank under the weight of self-hate, blame, and resentment.