Ever hear of Nature Deficit Disorder?
Probably not – it’s not in the DSM or anything. But that doesn’t mean it’s not real.
The urbanization of the world
Everyone has trauma. Put another way, no one doesn’t have trauma.
It’s a liberating truth, in a sense – your trauma is no more off-putting to a stranger for the mere fact of its existence than theirs is to you. Complications in our interpersonal experiences regarding our trauma and the traumas of either largely arise from the misguided belief that trauma somehow only affects isolated pockets of disturbed individuals.
New Year’s resolutions have an expiration date.
And it’s about six weeks into the new year…
January 12, to be exact, according to Strava, the social network for athletes. Strava conducted a study, analyzing 31.5 million people’s online activities, to find the average date people decide their resolution experiment has failed.
Although it’s been long debunked that Valentine’s Day is not, in fact, a candy-company holiday but a bona-fide romance-fest. There are many legends regarding why, perhaps the most common story featuring a priest named Valentine who would marry young couples in secret to save the men from going to war.
So by the 1700s, commercial cards were being sold for Valentine’s Day and everyone was encouraged to find a date, so that you’re not caught celebrating alone.
The brain we develop reflects the life we lead.
– the Dalai Lama.
Makes sense, right?
Strangely, this is a contentious opinion in the world of neuroscience.
And it’s part of why Dr. David Perlmutter not only left the practice of mainstream neurology 10 years into his residency and opened his own practice, but recently wrote a book with his son about the effects of our lifestyles on our neural structures.
While there are many ways to combat exhaustion, one of the most effective methods is to take mental health days.