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What Is… Conformity

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is conformity. According to Psychology Today, conformity is "the tendency to align our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours with those around us." From an early age, we learn to mimic the behaviours we see around us.  In order to… Continue reading What Is… Conformity

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Radically Accepting Failure

johnhain on Pixabay Last year, I started volunteering with a community services agency that leads workshops on suicide awareness, among other topics, in local high school classes.  It's something that would be really important to me, if I actually felt capable of caring about anything.  It's something I really would have enjoyed, had I not… Continue reading Radically Accepting Failure

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Adjusting Expectations Because of Depression

Maximilian Weisbecker on Unsplash I have a volunteer gig with a local community services agency doing presentations to high school students on suicide awareness.  There's a pretty standardized format for these workshops, and they are usually done for various grade 9 classes a few times a semester.  I started doing this about a year ago… Continue reading Adjusting Expectations Because of Depression