Feeling-like-a-fraud is a shared sentiment amongst most people. We all, at one point or another, feel like we’re not really all that we are trying to portray. As if the person that you are out there in the world is a much better, smarter, funnier, prettier, etc version of who you believe you are at the core. Read More
Happiness is a similar concept to that of the key to the meaning of life; we actively seek it and are willing to go to the depths of our strength to get it. Happiness, as many definitions as there are people and still a common goal for most human beings.
I’ve been fascinated with the concept of happiness since my first encounter with philosophy in Mrs. Ivan’s class in 8th grade (this was a social sciences class and since Mrs. Ivan was teaching philosophy to high school students she exposed us to it too). As a teen, I was convinced that happiness is a similar concept to that of a unicorn; we have the words to describe the concepts but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they have to exist in reality, quite the nihilist. Read More
Depression has many faces and they are all different from one person to the next. Still, the emotions we experience are universal, to various degrees. A video about depression and a wonderful description that some might relate to by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYcVideo can’t be loaded: I had a black dog, his name was depression (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc) If asked Read More
I’ve been reading a string of articles lately on the PsychCentral’s website (here and here) about the inner critic and some ways in which to deal with it. The notion of an inner critic is not new; I remember (in my first week as a student interning at an art therapy non-profit in Texas), hearing Read More