Why people are interested in learning about xenophobia, and why this shows up among the most popular searches for phobias in the last year, is not clear. It is nevertheless noteworthy that, in addition to being interested in the fear of the number 13 and the fear of clowns, people want to learn more about what makes us afraid of our differences and, hopefully, how to conquer those fears and discover common ground. … [Read more...] about The Things We Get Spooked About
So, wouldn't it be a lot easier to know about these makeup tips for slimming face and do them all by yourself? The key to good makeup lies in your blending skills. You need to blend it all in, so that it does not look fake and looks like a part of your skin. … [Read more...] about How To Make Your Face Look Slimmer Using Makeup?
Emotional distance in relationships due to increased physical separation Fear of death (of self or others) The actual death of loved ones related to the virus Role/Identity Loss: Losses that fit here are those related to ways in which we identify ourselves. Seeing ourselves as healthy, fit, or a part of a specific community are examples. Titles that help us clarify our role in our communities also fall into this category. By this, I mean helpers, leaders, on-the-ground-get-things-done-ers, and all the roles needed to keep life going. … [Read more...] about Necessary Self Care During COVID: Working Through Loss
One of the best “medicines” for dealing with a crisis is to take action—any action. It can be related to school, work, hobbies, home, or helping others. Instead of hanging around feeling sorry for yourself, take action on a plan to make yourself a better person, colleague, spouse, parent, friend, what have you. Identify areas of your life that you want to change, set some change goals, make a plan to facilitate the change, and commit yourself to take action in pursuit of achieving your goals. … [Read more...] about 6 Strategies for Becoming a Better You in a Crisis
Second, processing an issue in therapy often means bringing past events or habits into present consciousness and analyzing them using our current tools and knowledge, resulting in fresh insight. One reason this is helpful is because difficult events often lead to avoidance. Places, emotions, and memories associated with the traumatic event are avoided, and thus they fail to undergo the constant reevaluation and examination that would have updated their meaning in light of new knowledge and experience. Thus, the meanings of these difficult events remain frozen in a past perspective. This means that the only reactions in our repertoire regarding these events are our original ones, which by now may be dated, ill-fitting, or suboptimal. If a dog bit you when you were 4 years old, leading you to hate dogs and carefully avoid any contact with them, whenever you do finally encounter a dog, you will have the terrified reaction of a traumatized 4-year-old, which you no longer are; … [Read more...] about How Therapy Works: What it Means to “Process an Issue”