by Madeleine Holden When they do, there’s often no one there Samuel, a 27-year-old artist and gay man living in Australia, is telling me about his partner’s first and only experience seeking treatment for mental health issues. “Last year, he was in a really bad place and needed help,” he says. “He’s struggled with depression and anxiety his whole life, but small-town mentality has always told him to internalize.” Samuel explains that the Australian health-care system offers patients with a diagnosable mental illness six subsidized sessions with a psychologist, so he coaxed his partner into seeing a general practitioner for … Continue reading THE PROBLEM WITH TELLING MEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TO ‘JUST REACH OUT’
A study looks at the chemistry of couples engaged in different activities. by Paul Ratner 14 February, 2019 Leisure activities can help release more oxytocin, say researchers. Oxytocin is a hormone linked to social and sexual interaction. Couples who took art classes and played board games together released oxytocin. With Valentine’s Day upon us, are you looking for a way to bring more love into your relationship? Take an art class or pick up a new board game to play together. This advice comes courtesy of a new study from Baylor University, which found that the bodies of couples engaged … Continue reading Researchers find how to add more “love hormone” to your relationships
by Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times In this interview, Mike Dow, Psy.D., and author of “Your Subconscious Brain Can Change Your Life: Overcome Obstacles, Heal Your Body, and Reach Any Goal with a Revolutionary Technique,” reveals how tapping into your subconscious through a modern form of hypnosis can help you heal mind, body and soul. “Most meditation is alpha. Hypnosis takes you into an even slower brain wave, into theta,” Dow says, who experienced his first hypnosis session as a “deep, wondrous trance, almost dream-like.” “I would say it felt magical, relaxing and wonderful. I sort of would have those twitches … Continue reading HOW YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS IS THE KEY TO IMPROVING YOUR HEALTH AND CHANGING YOUR LIFE
A Buddha statue at Cittaviveka | https://tricy.cl/2E9XF0Q Celibate nun Ajahn Thaniya explains how she finds strength in renouncing sexual desire without repressing it. By Dennis Crean Once a month, Tricycle features an article from Inquiring Mind, a Buddhist journal that was in print from 1984–2015 and now has a growing number of back issues archived at inquiringmind.com. For Valentine’s Day, we offer a Buddhist perspective on sexual energy, love, and romance. Dennis Crean’s interview with Ajahn Thaniya originally appeared as “Freeing Our Life Energy” in Inquiring Mind’sSpring 2007 issue on “The Tough Stuff: Money, Sex, and Power.” Originally from New Zealand, Willa Thaniya Reid … Continue reading Transmuting Sexual Energy
image edited by F. Kaskais https://www.theatlantic.com/video/iframe/582664/ Video by Sindha Agha When the filmmaker Sindha Agha first went to the doctor about her pain, she experienced a phenomenon familiar to many women—she was not taken seriously. Then, it happened again. And again. “It took me nearly 15 years of going to doctor after doctor to finally receive adequate treatment,” Agha told The Atlantic. “It’s absurd that most people have never heard of a condition that one in 10 women have.” Agha was ultimately diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus begins to grow outside, spreading to … Continue reading When Sex Is Excruciating
A Jeep full of the Daughters of Charity in St Louis, Missouri in 1964. Photo by Bert Glinn/Magnum A psychological relief valve and a guard against despotism, laughter is a uniquely human – and collective – activity by Chris Knight is a British anthropologist. He is the author of Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins ofCulture (1991) and Decoding Chomsky: Science and Revolutionary Politics (2016). He lives in London. Edited by Sally Davies ‘All the acts of the drama of world history were performed before a chorus of the laughing people.’ From Rabelais and his World (1965) by Mikhail Bakhtin The central question that anthropologists ask can be stated … Continue reading Did laughter make the mind?
People more prone to boredom performed better without background music By Christian Jarrett Given how many of us listen to music while studying or doing other cerebral work, you’d think psychology would have a set of clear answers as to whether the practice is likely to help or hinder performance. In fact, the research literature is rather a mess (not that that has deterred some enterprising individuals from making bold claims). There’s the largely discredited “Mozart Effect” – the idea that listening to classical music can boost subsequent IQ, except that when first documented in the 90s the effect was on spatial … Continue reading Should You Listen To Music While Doing Intellectual Work? It Depends On The Music, The Task, And Your Personality