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Mental Health

“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a “mental health” problem because that national rhetoric is stigmatizing millions of people who will never act out their “mental problems” violently...

  What The Vagus Nerve Is And Why You Should Know About It Simply put, the Vagus nerve is your 10th cranial nerve. You have 12 cranial nerves in all, and the 10th one is super special. It’s called the Vagus nerve because it comes from a Latin...

To answer the question, “can I be happy,” we have to first lay down a foundational definition of happiness, and then answer an important question....

Why does this happen? Why do people perpetrate cruelty and violence on others or silently root for it as it goes on?...

What is body-centered psychotherapy, you ask? First off, it’s really weird. I’m not going to lie....

No, you don’t need a therapist. You’re not crazy and there’s nothing really wrong with you. But you’re not happy are you? Can you quit what you want to quit and start what you want to start?...

The way you learn to handle your feelings is, first, by learning all the tricks to “manage” them with mindfulness and will power. You can learn and practice those on your own all day, every day....

The reason therapy should involve your body is because you want results. In order to get results that last, you need to feel. In order to feel, you have to involve your body....

Successful people go to psychotherapy because they know that if they invest in themselves, they will be more effective at what they do, enjoy themselves more, and have more satisfying relationships with the important people in their lives....

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