Reblog: Kill Your Panic (But Do It Slowly).

I experienced a severe anxiety attack recently, which reminded me how bad anxiety really is.  How could I forget? I am a person who will stuff unpleasant things away and forget them soon after the stress is gone. This is probably typical for other people too – an anxiety attack is something we’d all like to … Read more

Reblog: Good Love Is “Boring”

Bad love is erratic I just finished reading Samantha Irby’s “We Are Never Meeting In Real Life” (recommended, obvs), and in it she talks about her relationship by saying, “I’m in love and it’s boring.” Right on, sister. Too often, we think love is supposed to be manic People celebrate “losing themselves,” and “falling” for … Read more

Reblog: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Men: 25 November

“In the run up to International Women’s Day last week, the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA) published a list of 8 common myths about workplace sexual harassment. One of these myths is the belief that sexual harassment only happens to straight women, when in reality it happens to people of all genders and sexual orientations. … Read more

Reblog: What Is… Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week’s term is nonsuicidal self-injury. Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a fancy way of saying self-harm behaviour that differentiates it from suicidality. Cutting and burning are the most common methods, but there are a variety of other methods people use, including … Read more

Reblog: Unheard Mind Podcast

I hinted at my podcast in a post the other day, but now I’m happy to share it with people! I started Unheard Mind Podcast about 2 weeks ago, to talk about mental health. I’ve done a few short episodes so far and I’m enjoying it. Click the image below to view the podcast home … Read more

Reblog: Let’s Rethink Our Participation in Dating Apps: Tinder Investigation.

“In times past, men and women tended to meet at work, through mutual friends, or at social venues such as church or sports clubs. In other words, their relationship was rooted in a pre-existing social ecology where others could generally be trusted. This could inhibit contemptible dating behavior as wrongdoers faced opprobrium from the pre-existing … Read more

Reblog: Sexual and Intimacy Anorexia is Abuse!

Imagine that you are in one committed relationship, but for some reason, you feel that your partner withholds sex and intimacy. Inside your gut, the alarming bell is always on the warning mode telling there is something unnatural. He or she doesn’t kiss you that much, don’t hold hands with you, might walk ahead from … Read more