Jasmine Harrison

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When Nothing Seems to Go Your Way

We’re going to be quite blunt in this article. When nothing seems to go your way, you may simply need to stop trying to control everything. Trying to stop or fix things that are out of your control rarely goes…

What Causes a 30-year Crisis?

“Don’t let life pass you by!” “When are you getting married?” “Are you planning on having kids?” “Someone your age should…” Anyone nearing thirty has probably heard things like this far too many times. It seems that people have more…

When a Parent Has Paranoid Personality Disorder

Although it’s not often talked about, some children have parents with paranoid personality disorder. These children suffer the effects of unstable family relationships, scarring emotional instability, and a dysfunctional environment. Later in life, they have an elevated risk of mental illness. Clearly, these children…

Recognition: The Key to Dignity and Self-esteem

We all need positive recognition for our qualities and accomplishments. First from ourselves, to validate our own abilities and self-worth, but also from those around us. In children, recognition is the pillar that forms the foundation of self-esteem. In a…

The Rational Rider and Emotional Horse: Finding Balance

The brain is symbolically divided into two hemispheres. The right side is the “emotional” or “intuitive” hemisphere and the left is the “rational” side. Achieving balance, and therefore well-being, is determined by the relationship between those opposing sides.

Aesthetic Emotions: The Emotional Effect of Beauty

Gazing at Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, waking up early to watch the sunrise, reading The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, or closing your eyes to listen to Debussy’s Clair de Lune are all inexplicable experiences that awaken a storm of emotions. The beauty found in…

Five Habits of Healthy Full-time Moms

Full-time moms do marvelous work, but can sometimes forget to take care of themselves. Worries, exhaustion, and multitasking can negatively influence their emotional health. It’s a very common problem, so let’s take a look at 5 self-care habits of healthy full-time moms…

Intelligence and Wisdom: Five Important Differences

Intelligence and wisdom aren’t the same, although many use the terms interchangeably in day-to-day life. We live in a society that values efficiency and results, where it seems that only the most intelligent can succeed. However, only wise people achieve genuine…

Feeling Lost in Life? Find Your Lighthouse

Have you ever felt lost or overwhelmed? Almost everyone feels like they just can’t cope sometimes. During these times, negativity often rears its ugly head. You may tell yourself that everything you do is wrong and everything that happened is awful.…

The Inspirational Story of the Circle of 99

Once upon a time, there was a faraway kingdom with a very sad ruler. He didn’t understand the reason for his melancholy until one of his wise men helped him understand that it had everything to do with the circle of 99. It…

6 Strategies to Help You Study Effectively

Most students know how tedious and stressful it can be to study for exams. On top of that, spending hours reviewing and memorizing notes can be very frustrating. Sometimes it feels like you’ve been studying for hours and haven’t even finished…

Can Mental Illnesses be Inherited?

Can mental illnesses be inherited? Many people have asked this question, especially if they have family who suffers from mental disorders. In addition, a lot of research shows that some mental disorders have a genetic component. 

Why did Nietzsche embrace a horse and cry?

Federico Nietzsche was a German philosopher who created some of the most touching works of the western thinkers. During the year 1889 the philosopher lived in a house on Carlo Alberto street in Turin, Italy. It was morning, and Nietzsche…

5 Keys to Expressing Emotional Pain

Expressing emotional pain has become increasingly unpopular. Although everyone experiences internal suffering, it’s more and more common to ignore it.  People who are “positive” and have “good energy” are welcomed with open arms. Yet, those in emotional pain often get…

Cyclothymia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

The defining feature of cyclothymia (also called cyclothymic disorder) is chronic mood fluctuations or changes. You could say that it’s like bipolar disorder’s “little brother”. For people with cyclothymia, the mood fluctuations consist of numerous, distinct periods of hypomanic and depressive symptoms. But the key feature is…

6 Ways to Stop Intrusive Thoughts

Guy de Maupassant once said: “A sick thought can devour the body’s flesh more than fever or consumption”.  Everyone has negative thoughts at one time or another, the problem is when they become obsessions. But how can you stop intrusive thoughts? What happens when we…

Improve your memory with these two Keys

Memory is a mysterious and fascinating psychological process that continues to surprising us. The ability to be conscious of objects, facts, or situations that occurred in the past is a marvelous talent. As the study of this important process has advanced, some have proposed that…

Treat Headaches With More Water and Less Tylenol

Almost everyone suffers from headaches from time to time, and we all have different ways of dealing with them. In reality, there are many factors that can cause this (sometimes literal) pain in the neck. Nevertheless, a large portion of the population opts for…

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