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Seven Characteristics of People Who Crave Love

People who crave love often do so because they grew up without affection or emotional intimacy. We’re talking about people who need to be held in someone’s arms and hear loving words or have simply never felt affection from those around them.…

What Exactly Does it Mean to Have Attitude?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “have attitude” at some point. Although its meaning might seem obvious to some, this phrase actually confuses a lot of people. The word “attitude” has many different meanings but, at the end of the day, we…

Wilhelm Stekel and His Views on Psychoanalysis

The name Wilhelm Stekel isn’t very well-known in psychoanalysis. He didn’t become famous like many of his colleagues, although he played a big part in the foundation of this school of thought and came up with many important concepts. Stekel…

Ignacio Martín-Baró and Liberation Psychology

Ignacio Martín-Baró was the father of liberation psychology, a movement which completely changed our understanding of social psychology. Inspired by other liberation movements, Martín-Baró focused on studying people’s problems and circumstances.  Community psychology stemmed from his ideas. It focuses on empowering communities,…

Cognitive Patience: Processing the World in no Rush

Have we lost our cognitive patience? Have we left behind this valuable skill for understanding and processing our reality in a relaxed, but complex way? According to some neuroscientists, the answer is “yes”. You can see it everywhere nowadays, especially if…

The D-Factor and the Nine Traits of Human Evil

In general, human beings are biologically predisposed for sociability, empathy, and mutual care. This is how we have managed to survive and progress as a species. But we know that human evil exists and now we’ve discovered its potential origins: the…

According to a Study, Mindfulness Can Relieve Pain

According to a recent study published in the magazine PAIN, mindfulness can relieve chronic pain. Other researchers have made similar claims, too. One study published in the journal JAMA stated that mindfulness can specifically help relieve lower back pain. In some…

Five Epictetus Quotes on Suffering

Epictetus was a Greek philosopher, but he spent a huge part of his life as a Roman slave. We don’t know exactly when he was freed, just that he became famous. Despite being a slave, he focused on the pursuit of…

Five Health Effects of Sleeping Too Much

Balance is very important for human beings. Thus, a lack of balance can lead to many physical and mental health issues. This is why sleeping too much can have just as many negative health effects as not sleeping enough.  Obviously, we…

The Body Language of Anxiety

All human feelings and emotions show through our posture and expressions in one way or another. Things like joy and fear have a body language, but so do anxiety and depression. Plus, we’re all capable of reading that language, even…

Bikram Yoga: Characteristics and Benefits

Millions of people around the world practice yoga. There are many different ways to practice it. Bikram Yoga is a variety with some interesting characteristics and benefits that you do in a space that’s at 104°F. This kind of yoga is one of…

10 Benefits of Qigong

Qigong is an age-old Chinese practice. The word qigong translates into the art of cultivating life energy and circulating it harmoniously throughout your body. It involves a lot of different techniques that combine your mind, physical exercise, and breathing. According to many studies,…

Ross Rosenberg and the Human Magnet Syndrome

The human magnet syndrome is a concept coined by psychologist and therapist Ross Rosenberg. It’s also the title of a book that sold a massive amount of copies. What it talks about is a reality that Rosenberg discovered: we have a…

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