Articles in the category Deeper Thinking

How To Spot Healthy From Unhealthy Pride

There’s no question that certain behaviors are encouraged because they support mental and physical health. Like gratitude and compassion. But what about pride? Pride straddles the line between vice and virtue, healthy and unhealthy, and it’s a complicated and often contested attribute. Dictionaries themselves are no better, giving both positive and negative meanings to the […]

How to Support Men’s Mental Health This No-Shave November

Ever notice that more men are sporting beards around Thanksgiving? No-Shave November is likely at the root of it. It’s a movement that encourages men to put down their razors for an entire month in order to raise awareness for men’s health issues like mental wellness. In recent years, it’s been a hugely successful movement, […]

Fighting the Stigma around Mental Health and Addiction

Discrimination of any kind is reprehensible. Pigeon-holing people based on this or that trait or condition is unethical on every level. When it comes to the bias that exists around those suffering from a mental health disorder or addiction, the end result can be nothing short of devastating. Those battling these afflictions are often branded […]

A Commitment to Increasing Intimacy

Immediately when I use the word intimacy you might think of sex. But looking at the definition of intimacy: Closeness, togetherness, affinity, rapport, attachment, familiarity, friendliness, friendship, amity, affection, warmth, confidence… you can see sex is not included. Why? Because you can have sex without intimacy. But truly, in my experience, the best sex is […]

How Peers Can Help First Responders in Need of Support

First responders—including police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service workers—face mental health struggles at disproportionately high rates. Repeated exposure to death and disaster in their fields causes emotional trauma that can lead to anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and suicide. In fact, a report commissioned by the Ruderman Family Foundation found police and firefighters […]

How to Develop Humility in Your Kids

You might be surprised to hear that one of the best things you can do as a parent is to develop humility in your kids. The surprise comes because humility is grossly misunderstood. It conjures up images of a meek and unassuming child who eats alone in the school cafeteria and does not belong to […]

How to Disconnect From The World And Find Peace

Disconnecting from everything around you is hard, but necessary. Do you have stress build up in your body? Neck and shoulders tense? Is your mind going faster than your body possibly can? STOP! Disconnect. If you live in chronic, persistent stress you will be welcoming a stroke soon.

Positive Psychology and Martial Arts

Martial arts trainers believe that kids enhance self-discipline and responsibility by training martial arts. This kind of sport influences the child’s development and social skills, improves concentration, develops respect and self-esteem, and helps them learn to fight for their own goals. It will influence the learning of healthy habits, reduces stress and nervousness, develops tolerance, […]

How to Determine If You Made the Right Choice

The first big decision I had to make was choosing a course for college. Between high school graduation and the opening of classes, I had less than three months to pick one ( if you’re wondering why, it’s because I never gave it a thought until I had to) and my whole life ahead depended […]