Some people wonder if talking to their pets makes them seem “weird.” Yet it’s a natural impulse for humans to continue to engage in this behavior.
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With a biological tendency to want more or achieve more, humans can often feel dissatisfied. This article includes an interview with author Robert Wright, who describes the role of mindfulness meditation in overcoming dissatisfaction.
After spending years of pretending to be pain-free while keeping up appearances at work, David Roberts finally sought help. Doctors were unable to find a physical cause of the pain, so he had to consider another approach: meditation.
The Guardian has an article that outlines six ways to take care of your own mental health while supporting someone with depression. Poorna Bell, the author of this article, shares her tips from her experience supporting her husband.
“Dive” in! While forest bathing doesn’t actually involve bathing in a nearby stream or river alongside a forest, it does involve immersing oneself into a natural environment. Learn more in this article from NPR.
Madalyn Parker emailed coworkers that she would be taking a couple of mental health days before returning to work. While many employees deal with stigma or outright disapproval of taking sick time for mental health reasons, her experience was one of support. She decided to post the response from her CEO, Ben Congleton, online.
For situations where restricting a child’s screen time is a little more difficult, such as on long car trips or in airports, NPR has an article that highlights seven examples of apps that can help kids learn.