Self-Care 101: Being Kind Toward Yourself During Crises
At times of crises, strife and when faced with difficult challenges, it is easy to neglect our own needs and well-being. Being self-compassionate does not mean being selfish, but rather, accepting and kind to yourself when you need it the most.
The outbreak of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has many of us in a state of fear and panic. Eugene Tee highlights some psychological research on the contagion of fear, and what we can do to manage our anxieties in light of pressing and immediate health concerns.
We are witnessing the dawn of the era of intelligent machines – computer systems that think, make decisions, and act as efficiently – sometimes more so than human brains. What place do us (mere) human beings have in a world where artificial intelligence (AI) dominates? Ironically, maybe it’s the very idiosyncrasies and irrationalities – the very things that define our humanity, that help keep us future-relevant.
Loneliness is on the rise across urbanized environments. Our tech-saturated, time-poor and solitary existences also takes a toll on our psychological well-being. Eugene Tee discusses some of the research on the effects of loneliness.
Reliving the Past, Rejuvenating the Present: How Nostalgia Enhances our Well-Being
Nostalgia is a form of mental time travelling – but research evidence also suggests that it can have positive effects on our overall well-being. Read about some of the fascinating science of this misunderstood emotion here.
Mindfulness and Emotions: Understanding Your Mind and the Benefits of Being Present
What is Mindfulness, and why is it so crucial for our psychological well-being?
Sandy Clarke and Eugene Tee present an accessible and informative read on the science of mindfulness, along with practical tips on how to develop this important skill.