Susanna

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What Witnesses Remember: The Quality of Memories

Your memory can betray you. Memories are very far from being a faithful re-creation of reality. When you tell a story about something that happened, you tell it differently every time. In fact, forensic psychologists ask witnesses not to tell…

Crossing the River: An Ancient Zen Story

As the ancient Zen story goes, there was a master who was responsible for the education of his two young disciples. They were both very good students, selfless and disciplined. They both wanted to develop and become Zen masters themselves. Each…

Find Fulfillment With the Five Minute Journal

Writing in a diary or just jotting down your thoughts in a notebook are powerful tools to help you get in touch with yourself. However, there’s another way that has become more popular in recent years. It’s called the Five…

4 Ways of Understanding the Social Sciences

The social sciences attempt to understand human behavior from very particular perspectives. If you want to study behavior, you have to accept certain ideas. First, you have to determine if humans are truly capable of interpreting behavior and if they can understand…

The Antidepressant Diet: Eat Well, Feel Better

An antidepressant diet can’t cure psychological disorders on its own. However, nutrition is a key part of a multidisciplinary approach to treat depression. Something as simple as eating anti-inflammatory foods that are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C can help you…

5 Simple Habits to Cultivate Patience

Most of us are aware of how important patience is. But there’s a big difference between wanting to be patient and actually being patient. The world we live in today isn’t exactly conducive to peace and calm.

Somatic Emotions in Emotionally Dependent People

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety, you’re probably familiar with the idea of somatic emotions. That is when your body starts to develop physical symptoms for no apparent reason. Some examples are feeling something in our throat, a sudden rash,…

The Three Masks of Pathological Narcissism

The masks of pathological narcissism are manipulation mechanisms that narcissists use to hide their intentions as well as their true condition. They don’t want others to see them as conceited or arrogant. That is why they hide behind these mechanisms. Sometimes it…

Why is Talking to People so Exhausting?

Do you feel like you can’t go to parties because talking to people exhausts you? Do you feel like socializing is a waste of time? Is it difficult for you to relate to others? If the answer is yes, this article…

Folic Acid for a Healthy Brain

The benefits of folic acid for your brain are extraordinary. This folate, also known as vitamin B9, improves the effectiveness of anti-depressants. Likewise, we know that it’s crucial for cell detoxification and neurotransmitter production. Not only that, but it also…

Loving Without Anxiety is the Mature Way to Love

Loving without attachment, without becoming dependent, is loving without being needy. It’s freely and consciously giving yourself to the other person. It’s being part of a project in which there are no losers. There’s no need to give up your identity,…

Princess Fiona is Her Own Heroine

Shrek is a series of animated films that started in 2001 with a movie of the same name. Created by Dreamworks Animation and based on the book by William Steig, Shrek became an international blockbuster. Princess Fiona is the protagonist of this symbolic…

3 Factors That Kill Romantic Love

The love between a man and a woman continues to be a mystery. That is in spite of the fact that scientists study it and philosophers analyze it. Even so, these days we understand more clearly why love happens between two…

5 Giorgio Nardone Quotes About Relationships

Giorgio Nardone is considered one of the fathers of Brief Strategic Therapy. This psychotherapist has written a number of books in which he addresses complex issues like eating disorders, fear, and important findings in psychology. To get a better understanding of…

The Evolution of Romantic Love

According to anthropologist Helen Fisher, people are born to love. Whether it’s right or not, this intense and complex emotion is also the source of our existence. Love is what inspires so much creativity. It also inspires so many worries. Consequently, understanding…

I Like Myself More Now Than 10 Years Ago

I was recently reading an article about fashion, and how major advertising firms are running campaigns that feature mature women. While reading that, I realized that, just like those women, I like myself more than I did ten years ago. Thinking about…

Stressed Teachers: Learning to Care for Our Educators

Some people think that stressed teachers are the only ones who feel the consequences of that stress. Feeling unhappy and exhausted negatively affects your performance at work. This is especially relevant if you think about what happens when a teacher’s performance…

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