5 Mind Control Techniques Used by the Media to Evoke the Worst in Us

When you think of mind control techniques, do you envisage some shady government agent in an unknown location, using dodgy methods for evil manipulation? It appears that this is quite a common first reaction. The truth, in fact, is a lot more subtle, and disturbing. The mass media have been…

How to Forgive Yourself and Others (and Why You Should Do It, According to Science)

Why should you learn to forgive yourself and others? Are you the type of person that brushes off an act of unkindness or do you hold a grudge for years? If you make a mistake, do you find it hard to forgive yourself or does it barely register? Practicing forgiveness…

8 Signs of a Hypersensitive Person (and Why It’s Not the Same as a Highly Sensitive Person)

Ever heard someone being described as a hypersensitive person or a highly sensitive one? You might think they are one and the same, but actually, the two are completely different. The best way to describe them is that hypersensitivity is an emotional state whereas high sensitivity is biological. To demonstrate…

Children of Abusive Parents Have These 6 Struggles Later in Life

Children of abusive parents don’t just suffer at the time the abuse is taking place, but later on in life as well. It’s not surprising that being a child of abusive parents leaves such long-lasting scars on one's soul. Consider that as children we are forming our most important attachments…

8 Jobs for People with Depression That Help Them Find a Meaning in Life

There are many guidelines for suggesting jobs for people with depression. You only have to look at the internet and it brings up hundreds of thousands of results. There are suggestions such as factory worker, shelf-stacker, cleaner, you get the picture. Nothing too stressful, not much interaction with the public…

5 Toxic Mother-Daughter Relationships Most People Think Are Normal

The thing about toxic mother-daughter relationships is that until you grow up, leave home, and discover other people’s family dynamics, everything seems normal. I was a person that didn’t realise I was in one of those toxic mother-daughter relationships until I began speaking to my sisters after my mother had…