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.
In some cases a suicide might seem rational (like someone dying of a terrible disease who wants to end their life), and perhaps it is, but if the suicide is the result of a treatable condition like depression, then perhaps that condition should be treated so that the patient can make a more “rational” decision about living or dying.
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.