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

By |2019-11-03T19:17:46+03:00November 3rd, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 research in psychology. In this [...]

Saudade: A Profound Emotional State You’ve Probably Experienced

By |2019-11-01T12:35:01+03:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: History & Archaeology, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Saudade is a Portuguese word. Its meaning is so complex that cannot be translated into one single word. It has a notoriously complicated definition which can be difficult to explain. There is no English word that it translates to, instead, we use entire phrases, to sum up, its depth. Saudade is often thought to be [...]

Why Sad Things Make Us Happy, According to Psychology

By |2019-10-12T16:16:26+03:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Sad things, by nature, should make us sad, right? Sad songs, sad movies, sad pieces of art and sad television shows make us shed endless tears and feel that aching pit in our stomachs. And yet, we love them and couldn’t be without them. As it turns out, these sad things can even make us [...]

Weltschmerz: a Vague State That Affects Deep Thinkers (and How to Cope)

By |2019-09-23T17:09:19+03:00September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever felt a deep sadness and frustration with the world and all the ugly things that are happening in it? You may have had weltschmerz. What Is Weltschmerz? The Definition and Origins Weltschmerz is a German word that literally means 'world' (welt) + 'pain' (schmerz) and defines an emotional state when someone is [...]

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

By |2019-09-01T16:08:43+03:00September 1st, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , |

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 holiday, most of the time, [...]

Do You Feel Like Your Life Is a Joke? 5 Reasons for That and How to Cope

By |2019-08-28T22:57:39+03:00August 24th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

No matter how optimistic we are, at some point, we may feel like life is a joke. After all, it’s pretty unfair sometimes. I go through life from day to day with an unclear picture in my head. For a while, I seem confident that I’m headed in the right direction, but then something happens [...]

7 Signs You Could Be Living a Lie without Even Knowing It

By |2019-05-10T09:30:59+03:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , , |

Could you actually be living a lie? It’s possible that society's expectations have forced you to be something you’re not and living a fake life. I’ve been living a lie. Yes, me. In fact, on many separate occasions, I have lived different lies. Eventually, I’ve pulled myself free and thoroughly cleansed all the crusty fakeness [...]

8 Myths about Depression That Make Many People Misunderstand This Illness

By |2019-04-08T16:12:38+03:00March 12th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Mental illness is serious. There are so many myths about depression which cause this particular illness to be discredited. We have to stop this. First off, I want to say that depression isn’t just sadness. It’s a real illness that destroys lives in many ways. Depression takes away the ability to function in a consistent [...]