World Disasters Could Be Contributing to Your Depression

World Disasters Could Be Contributing to Your Depression Disasters around the world, whether natural or man-made, seem to be increasing every year, but this should hardly come as a surprise. Consider the ever-growing incidences of school shootings, random bombings at public events, terrorist acts, industrial accidents, hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. The media is often blamed for hyping up …

Political News Can Cause Anxiety

Political News Can Cause Anxiety As this year’s presidential election draws near, the controversy surrounding the candidates and the political atmosphere it is creating is making many Americans feeling more stress than usual. More than one in four people have felt stressed out by political discussions at work, according to a survey from the American Psychological Association (APA). The study …

Self-Esteem and Being a Minority in Today’s World

Self-Esteem and Being a Minority in Today’s World Being a minority in today’s world takes work. It always has. Fitting into the lifestyle of the majority can be difficult for some, and of course there is always the general stereotype that minorities are somehow less valuable than the majority population, wherever they may be. Although there are some advantages to …

Shame vs Guilt: Transcending Shame

Shame vs Guilt: Transcending Shame Many people use the words shame and guilt interchangeably, but they actually refer to different experiences. Guilt and shame do sometimes go hand in hand; the same experience may give rise to both feelings, but guilt reflects how we feel about ourselves and shame involves an awareness that our actions have injured someone else. In …