A One Time Lesson in “Growth Mindset” Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

One big concept in psychology right now is the “growth mindset.” The basic idea behind the “growth mindset” is that we have the capacity to change and improve ourselves over time. This is in contrast to a “fixed mindset,” where … Continue reading

The Need for Healthy Dissent: Standing Out and Breaking the Spiral of Silence

Human beings are very social creatures and we often depend on social approval to feel liked and accepted. This is generally a good thing as this “desire for approval” is what allows us to create bonds with one another, cultivate … Continue reading

How a Sobering Walk Through a Cemetery Can Help Reinvigorate Your Life

Thinking about death is often something that we try to avoid at all costs, but could there be a psychological benefit to it? There’s an emerging concept in psychology known as Terror Management Theory (TMT) that explores how humans respond … Continue reading

You’re Afraid of Negative Thinking – And It Makes You Weak!

One big indicator of mental health is not fearing any single thought you may have. It’s easy to become obsessed with our thoughts – especially what we consider “negative thinking.” We try to wrestle with these negative thoughts inside our … Continue reading

Existential Silliness: A Refreshing Perspective on Depression and Life’s Absurdities

Life is too complicated and too confusing for any one mind to fully grasp it. It’s even more complicated and confusing if you suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, or mood disorders – which often make you feel that you have … Continue reading