What Is Fear Appeal and How the Mass Media and Businesses Are Using It

You may not have noticed it, but you are likely to have come across fear appeal tactics used by mass media and businesses that want your custom. So what is fear appeal and how does it affect our attitudes and behaviors? Fear appeal is a carefully constructed message that aims…

The Psychology of Nostalgia: Why Do We Feel a Longing for the Past?

Should we dwell on the past? Until recently, psychologists would likely have argued not to. However, longing for the past, otherwise known as nostalgia, is now gaining recognition as a useful tool for people fighting anxiety and depression. As a result, nostalgia is a growing focus of global inquiry and…

How to Deal with Seasonal Depression with the Help of Spirituality

Learning how to deal with seasonal depression has been an ongoing experience, filled with many ways of coping in the darkest times. There are so many books about dealing with depression and anxiety, including seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or seasonal depression. And it makes sense why. I mean, haven’t you…

Male Suicide Rates in Today’s Society and the Shocking Reality They Reveal

The shocking reality of male suicide rates reveals a growing silent epidemic on a global scale. According to the World Health Organization (WHO 2016), there were an estimated 793,000 suicide deaths worldwide. Over 60% of these were men. The Rise of Male Suicide Rates in Western Society In the UK,…

What Is Qi Energy, What Influences It and How to Balance It

Qi (pronounced chee) is, quite simply, energy. Qi refers to the vital energy that constantly circulates throughout your body. The concept of qi originates in China. The Chinese believe that everything has energy; animate and inanimate things. The food you eat, the air you breathe, the water you drink, and…

Post-Vacation Depression Is Real: How to Recognize and Overcome It

There are many reasons to feel depressed, and one of the worst types of depression during this season is post-vacation depression. The excitement associated with going on vacation can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, so can the feeling of post-vacation depression. Although you really should be basking in the memories of your…

Summer Depression: 6 Signs You Suffer from It and How to Cope

Seasonal depression isn’t just about suffering in the wintertime. Summer depression is also a problem and can be just as debilitating. Seasonal depression disorder is known as the almost paralyzing feeling of depression which generally attacks during the fall/winter months. I know this condition well and struggle horribly just to…

Why Are We as Lonely and Depressed as Never Before? 6 Science-Backed Reasons

People seem lonely and depressed even more so than in past times. Can science help us understand why? Depression has always been a melancholy friend, but it didn't seem to take as much precedent then as it does today. Loneliness and depression seem to be in every household now, leading…