Mental Health

EMANCIPATING THE PAST PAINS

As interactive, social beings we demonstrate a clear inclination towards comfort zones and can exhibit mental and physical distress when we are exposed outside of them. Thus, we aim to avoid gazing at the fragilities of life. I never realised how fragile life is until I was diagnosed with a muscle wasting disease; Spinal Muscular Atrophy. For years I lived a…

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Mental Health

THE GIVERS, THE SEEKERS AND THE TAKERS IN LIFE

A few weeks ago I attended a local WordPress users group-meeting for the first time. Although my visit was brief, the experience has left a lasting impression on me. Only three individuals in their late 60s or early 70s were at the meeting, other than myself and the organiser. They were all busy working on their laptop, learning how to…

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Mental Health

LIVING WITH FEAR: BOOK REVIEW OF “LONELINESS: HUMAN NATURE AND THE NEED FOR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS” BY JOHN T. CACIOPPO AND WILLIAM PATRICK

Fear, dogma and loneliness are some of the psychological obstacles that impede our efforts and natural strivings for total rejuvenation. Each one of these entities works in a similar manner, constraining us to firmly remain in our comfort zones. Thus, loneliness is a defence mechanism obscured as a comfort zone. We pay a heavy price for remaining in our comfort…

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THE DANGEROUS VACUUM THAT IS UNREQUITED LOVE

It is when we are under intense competition that we open ourselves to understanding the true nature of life. We then accept how complicated, enriching and precious life really is. Perhaps life can be described as the sum of many evolving emotions. These emotions become our memories, and this makes life very enriching, even priceless. They define who we are.…

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MEETING ONE’S NEMESIS (Part Two)

Life is about learning and experiences. We learn the most difficult lessons in life through experiences – experience is our greatest teacher. We value the information we gain through experiences and we keep it in our memory for decades. The brain has a big storage capacity, although the brain does discard meaningless information on a regular basis. But the important…

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