Psychology

How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)

As we are currently towards the end of the 2017 Mental Health Awareness Week, I will tackle suicide and depression. Last year in Japan, more than 25,000 people took their own lives. That's 70 every day. The vast majority were men. Those figures do not make Japan's the highest suicide rate in the world in… Continue reading How to find happiness in nature (Mental Health Awareness Week 2017)

Psychology

“His reality is so different from ours”

“Maybe each human being lives in a unique world, a private world different from those inhabited and experienced by all other humans. If reality differs from person to person, can we speak of reality singular, or shouldn't we really be talking about plural realities? And if there are plural realities, are some more true (more… Continue reading “His reality is so different from ours”

Book Reviews

Books dealing with mental health

This week marks the beginning on National Mental Health Awareness Month so we handpicked a few books dealing with different disorders. Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome - Munchausen's by Proxy, the systematic infliction of illness of a child so the mother can look like a saint and benefit from the attendant approbation and attention. Book: Sharp Objects… Continue reading Books dealing with mental health

Art

Of Mice and Men Encore * Theatre

I have been most blessed to see an outstanding performance from James Franco and Chris O'Dowd acting in the stage production of Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men". An american classic, Of Mice and Men is one of the most read books in schools across the country despite appearing on the American Library Association's list of Most… Continue reading Of Mice and Men Encore * Theatre

Psychology

Psychological Disorders

There are a lot of reasons people behave oddly, but most put it down to attitude. People always fluctuate in their behaviour from day to day and we all have had our times in which we acted rude to people, and had the pleasure of having the reverse happen as well. Kay Redfield Jamison an international guru… Continue reading Psychological Disorders

Psychology

Psychology – Right Brain, Left Brain

This is a short article explaining how the left and right brain hemispheres work and the most common misconceptions about this. The so-called left-brain person is thought to be linear, logical, analytical, and unemotional; and the right-brained person is thought to be spatial, creative, mystical, intuitive, and emotional. While such adjectives may describe people to… Continue reading Psychology – Right Brain, Left Brain