Hey hey. Hope is one of my all-time favorite concepts and having you tell me I spark that in you is amazing, to say the least, so thank you. And no need to apologize. For the longest time, I used to wallow in self-pity WHILE feeling superior to others, not the healthiest combo as you can […]
Guess who’s back, back again… I haven’t written in here for more than a month* now, but I have been writing. I’ve been working on some exciting projects, I’ve made new friends, reconnected with old ones, read many books (or as many as having a corneal ulcer for a while allowed… more on that later), had […]
When we’re kids, we learn that what’s beautiful is good and what’s ugly is bad. Cinderella, Prince Charming, Beauty and the Beast teach us that physical appearance and being kind/compassionate/smart go hand in hand.
Look, I’m not perfect- and according to Jay Z, nobody walking this earth’s surface is. Some thoughts on mental health, stigma, slurs.
Prosocial behavior stands for everything we do for others without expecting anything in return, like helping our neighbors with groceries or helping someone cross the street. As with almost everything, though, people have different opinions on why this happens. All children are born with empathetic “powers” that allow them to bond emotionally with others¹. Also, […]
1994. Lanza and some other cool people published an article about this new drug that would help cure ulcer, in this fancy AF medicine journal. People were like, gimme. Besides people given the actual drug, 44 patients got placebo that looked like the real thing. Same diagnosis, tested after 2 and 4 weeks, they were […]
There was a bomb alarm at our school today. I had to google ‘ bomb alarm’ because I wasn’t sure that’s the right way to put it. There are four first guesses, I notice only one of them is about building, and the three others are actually how-to-s for defusing bombs. That’s a happy observation. […]
I came across this article by The Washington Post titled “Do these exercises for two minutes a day and you’ll immediately feel happier, researchers say”. Whereas I always have an internal laugh going on when I read such titles, I acknowledge some of them are actual studies and researches and there’s been lots of hard […]