We all have three states of mind: rational, emotional and wise. Most of us tend to have a default state, which one are you in right now?
Depression affects more than 300 million people worldwide, here are three techniques to help a person suffering from major depressive disorder.
Most suicidal people do not want to die, they simply cannot live with the pain anymore. Do not underestimate your ability to help someone.
ASMR is a physical tingling sensation that begins on the scalp and then moves down the back of the neck and upper spine.
For me, feeling grounded is being connected to my ‘true’ self and being fully engaged in the present moment.
There is simply no way of having a meaningful career, or a loving relationship, or just being a regular human without feeling some level of negative emotions. If we hide from them now, there will always be a new opportunity for them to come back again. Facing difficult emotions is a fundamental part of healing.
I imagine emotional triggers like waves crashing over me in a rough ocean. I’m swimming in a beach, somewhere with warm water and white sand. The water is just deep enough for my feet to reach the bottom. I float like a buoy, in rhythm with the water.
If only there was a switch to mute these critical internal voices. If only I could open the squeaky doors behind my skull and examine my brain as if it were a recording studio filled with buttons and dials. Once I’m there, I could see which one of them were dialled to the max and gently bring it down.
In just the same way an alcoholic must take life one moment at a time, those of us who always want to break a habit must do the same. Each time we do that we forge a deeper path in our brain. Until one day it will be our default.