Positive emotions boost our energy, making us feel fit and strong. On the other hand, when we feel blue, our body seems weaker too and we get sick more easily. Why is that the case?
When I heard my youngest brother-in-law had died, I broke down completely: Raw sadness expressed in pain and tears. Survival instinct, I learned from Donders Wonders.
Mental health researchers have made a lot of progress over the years in furthering our knowledge of psychological disorders, and thankfully awareness of mental health issues is slowly increasing. However, did you know that there’s a high prevalence of mental health issues among researchers themselves?
If you ask scientists why they conduct research, they often give the grandest of reasons: curing diseases, ending world hunger, or ending our dependence on fossil fuels. I found out you can be in science with a relatively smaller goal, and that that’s okay.
If you’ve ever waited for a train and suddenly thought about jumping—or pushing someone—in front of it, or had a sexually perverted thought that had little to do with your actual desires, you’re not the only one. Unwanted intrusive thoughts are common yet differ greatly from one person to the next. Keep reading if you want to find out how you might deal with such thoughts.