Maybe the most compassionate attitude you can take toward yourself is to stop obsessing over yourself. Manly Beach (1895) by Arthur Streeton. Courtesy Bendigo Art Gallery/Wikipedia There is a meme that speaks directly to the hearts and minds of the overly self-conscious. [...]
If we engage in lying over and over again, does our emotional response to this adapt?
In his new memoir ‘Born to Run,’ Bruce Springsteen details his lifelong battle with depression Alex Lubet, University of Minnesota E Street lead guitarist Steve Van Zandt once said Bruce Springsteen never took drugs because he was afraid he might [...]
The seeming oddity of who sits where in an orchestra could actually be the result of a biological oddity of brain organization. Imagine yourself at a concert hall looking at a symphonic orchestra on stage. Have you ever noticed that [...]
When most people think of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) the image that comes to mind is hallucinating hippies at Woodstock, but the drug’s original use was psychotherapeutic. As early as the ’60s, researchers showed that LSD reduces depression, anxiety and [...]
Blade Runner (1982), science-fiction writer Philip K Dick puzzled over the distinction between mental illness and religious experience after he had one himself. Although the earliest psychoanalysts saw religion as neurotic, the modern mental health field has stopped pathologising religious [...]