How to Control the Amygdala of Your Brain to Turn off Your Anxiety

Is there a possibility that you can turn off your anxiety? The part of the brain called the amygdala can function like a power switch for anxiety, studies show. Most people like to think that depression is a sadness, but in reality, it is about a terrible emotional pain that includes…

Overthinking Is Not as Bad as They Told You: 3 Reasons Why It Might Be a Real Superpower

Overthinking is a part of life that many people have to deal with on a regular basis, and a lot of those find this constant over-analysis to be a hindrance. Classically, the process of overthinking has been considered negative for a myriad of reasons, but that doesn't necessarily mean the…

Anxiety Issues Are More Common in Highly Intelligent People, Studies Reveal

Are you someone who has anxiety issues? If so, your anxiety may have evolved alongside intelligence. “Anxiety, I will transform you into something useful and productive. I will not bow down to you.” Research has shown a correlation between anxiety and IQ based on higher activity levels throughout parts of…

9 Struggles of Having a Reserved Personality and an Anxious Mind

Having a reserved personality paired with an anxious mind poses so many obstacles. You can’t just calm down, and it’s impossible to care enough to be bothered. It’s a conundrum really. I sit here and write with a calm exterior, while on the inside, I’m busy trying to shove loose…

Generalized Anxiety Disorder: 7 Personality Traits That Could Be Hiding Behind It

There's a recipe for generalized anxiety disorder. Just a bit of this and a bit of that, and your anxious meal is complete. Me worry? Why of course not, I just have uncontrollable bouts of hysterical concern, that’s all. I just rage against logic depending on the dramatic scenario in…

6 Reasons Why Intelligent People Fail to Be Happy

Have you noticed that some of the most intelligent and deep thinking individuals out there fail to be happy? They may have a loving life partner, family, and be successful in their job; yet, there is something that occasionally makes them feel alone, sad, and discouraged. As Ernest Hemingway said,…

How a Wandering Mind Makes You More Creative and Helps You Reach Your Goals

There are some pros and cons of having a wandering mind. I have stepped into the ocean. The cool waters lap against my legs and a breeze whips through my hair. I watch the white caps tumble further out in the chaotic churn and this makes me smile. I am…

How to Deal with Intrusive Thoughts – Suppress, Repress or Accept?

Everyone is subject to intrusive thoughts on a daily basis. They are ideas or images which occur spontaneously in the person’s mind, against their will. Most of the time, these thoughts are merely annoying. However, if they are coupled with a deeper, underlying issue, such as OCD or depression, intrusive…

7 Unexpected Signs You Might Be a Genius (Backed by Science)

People often throw around the term ‘genius’ when it comes to intelligence, but the way we understand this word is now always correct. There are plenty of signs you didn't realise could mean that you might actually be a genius, as proved by science. 1. If you like to stay…