• mass hysteria

How Mass Hysteria Is Making the Pandemic Worse & How to Cope

By |2020-06-01T22:49:42+03:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I like to think of myself as a fairly rational and calm person, but in the last few weeks, I have felt close to tears. Since the coronavirus has taken hold, I have seen mass hysteria on an unprecedented scale. Never before in my lifetime have I witnessed empty supermarket shelves, people walking around wearing [...]

  • Mindfulness Mental Health

5 Proven Ways Mindfulness Will Strengthen Your Mental Health

By |2020-06-01T22:50:40+03:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What Is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is your ability to bring awareness to experiences, feelings, and emotions. Buddhists believed that through prayer or mediation, you can shift your thoughts away from distraction and into intention. The mind has on average 3,000 thoughts per minute. A Harvard study claims that the average person is ‘lost in thought’ for [...]

  • persecution complex

Persecution Complex: What Causes It & What Are the Symptoms?

By |2020-06-01T23:00:17+03:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you sometimes feel that everyone is against you? That the world has it in for you? Or that people are out to get you? You could be suffering from a persecution complex. Those statements might sound pretty outrageous, and to most of us, they are. However, did you know that according to research, at [...]

  • safety bias social anxiety

How Safety Bias Tricks Socially Anxious People into Toxic Avoidance

By |2020-06-01T23:11:19+03:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

People with social anxiety are often told to face their fears. That gradual exposure to social situations will improve their anxiety. But research suggests those that do not improve are using safety bias tricks without realising. So what are these tricks and how do they lead to avoidance? What Are Safety Bias Behaviours? Socially anxious [...]

  • perfection paralysis

3 Signs of Perfection Paralysis and How to Overcome It

By |2020-06-01T23:28:16+03:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

I think it would be fair to say that we’ve all struggled with perfection paralysis at least once in our lives. We’ve all wanted so badly to be perfect that we haven’t been able to do anything at all. It is a fairly common experience to be so afraid of being less than perfect that [...]

  • brain and emotions

Brain and Emotions: How Anger, Fear or Love Work in Your Brain

By |2020-06-01T23:32:24+03:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

The human brain is incredibly complex. Neuroscientists are still uncovering hidden depths to this intriguing organ. and there is still a lot that we don’t know about it. However, what we do know about the brain, and the part of it that deals with recognizing and controlling your body’s reaction to emotions is incredibly fascinating. [...]

  • narrative therapy anxiety

6 Narrative Therapy Tricks to Use to Calm Down Your Anxiety

By |2020-06-01T23:50:27+03:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Feeling anxious makes you feel bad about yourself sometimes. But narrative therapy shows us that many things are not as they seem. During the struggles of mental illness, I fought for my self-esteem and worth, and I'm still fighting. And when I say “fought”, I mean, kicking and screaming inside my head. I also mean [...]

  • Fear of the Unknown

8 Signs Fear of the Unknown Is Keeping You Stuck in Life and What to Do

By |2020-06-01T23:50:44+03:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

The fear of the unknown could also be seen as a fear of failure. Let’s face it, the unknown may or may not work. That’s the biggest catch. There are those, most of us even, that feel better living an easy convenient life void of too many surprises. Sometimes my life is like that because [...]