An brightly colored abstract painting featuring shared of yellow and orange.

It’s time to talk about tapas. I’m not referring to the little, Spanish snacks that compliment a good glass of wine and nice company. Nights like that don’t exist here, so before my cravings get the best of me, I’ll take another mental route, one that leads me towards the Sanskrit meaning of tapas, which […]

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A woman looking introspective and a bit sad.

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.” (Stephen King) Having self-destructive thoughts can be punishing. It can make a person feel frustrated, flawed and worthless. If not identified and treated, they can get darker and darker, turning your life into a living nightmare. According to recent […]

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A painting of a person with and invisible torso squating down.

A friend of a friend confided in her that she was extremely worried about one of her own friends who seemed to be in the tight grip of anorexia nervosa. My friend told her that she knew somebody who may be able to shed some light on how to intervene with the woman who was […]

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A woman with her eyes closed concentraing.

That feeling when everything is just too much. Extreme tiredness. A lack of interest in things, feeling negative emotions like frustration, anger or sadness all the time. The experiencing of chronic stress. An ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment, in work and life. Physical and emotional exhaustion. Feeling like there’s a dark shadow over your life, […]

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A woman holding her head.

Depression seems to be the new epidemic in our society nowadays. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from one of the most common mental disorders worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that depression will be the second highest medical cause of disability by the year 2030 after HIV/AIDS. Depression is a […]

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Failure is an unpleasant yet normal experience in life. For some it can feel as if it is the end of the world. The reason for such despair usually stems from perfectionist tendencies: seeing things in black or white; things are either perfect or terrible. These individuals may not try “risky” new things, making themselves […]

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