Tag Archives: mental-health

Virus and politics lead to new health challenge

My most recent post, the last of three blogs written in an attempt to add humor to lives quarantined for two months, appeared on May 12. By mid-May, I’d stopped laughing. It’s mid-July now, and little has changed beyond more … Continue reading

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How our brains mess with us

Donald Trump says the news media lie. In most instances he’s wrong, but that’s not the focus of today’s blog. Many of us face a bigger threat to receiving honest information than from the so-called fake media. What could that … Continue reading

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Self-esteem vs. self-compassion

Self-esteem, whether in children or adults, is a major target of the self-help movement. Self-esteem in our culture is closely connected to winning, showing ourselves as stronger, smarter, faster, harder working or more talented than others. ┬áThat’s one reason researcher … Continue reading

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Stay silly and live without regrets

What do people who are dying wish they had done differently in life? ┬áNot a cheery topic, but an interesting one in terms of what those of us who are still alive can learn, and worth comparing to the so-called … Continue reading

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