Have you aligned your chakras today? Or perhaps you've wondered if the whole chakra craze is a bit over the top. And maybe you can guess what my take on the matter is. The concept of chakras first emerged in India in the first century BCE, in Hindu and then later in Buddhist texts. The … Continue reading Are Chakras Real or Pseudoscience?
Dealing with Depression: Simple Ways to Get Your Life Back is written by clinical psychologist Jan Marsh. It offers strategies to be used either alone in milder forms of depression or in conjunction with medication or psychotherapy. Ideas from several therapeutic approaches are incorporated, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion focused therapy. … Continue reading Book Review: Dealing with Depression
So You Know (S.Y.K.) is a new weekly challenge from Revenge of Eve. This week's questions are: What is the soul? What is religion? What is spirituality? What purpose do humans serve in the scheme of things? What is the soul? I conceptualize the soul as the energy that is contained within our … Continue reading So You Know
The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People: How to Transform Feeling Overwhelmed and Frazzled to Empowered and Fulfilled is written by Mel Collins, who describes herself as a counsellor, spiritual healer, and reiki master, as well as a highly sensitive person (HSP). The book begins with a description of the characteristics of HSPs. The author explains that … Continue reading Book review: The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People
This post is only loosely associated with mental health, but it's a topic I wanted to explore anyway. I hope that this isn't offensive to anyone, and my intent is not to criticize anyone's belief system. I was raised in an atheist family, and never set foot in a church as a child. As I … Continue reading What’s God got to do with it?