9 min read · Apr 6th · Why you might want to stop talking about your anxiety and try this instead
Modern-day humans are basically a bunch of freaked-out Neanderthals in fight-or-flight mode 24/7.
We are a cerebral culture, which makes us very equipped to deal with problems that require reason and logic — think moral dilemmas — and less equipped to deal with problems where cognitive reasoning can just make them worse.
Importantly, when we’re caught in a defensive response, the thinking brain is the last to be aware that something is wrong.
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~13 min read · Jul 14th · Are you unhappy with what you see in the mirror? Getting comfortable in your own skin can be hard work, but it’s worth it
In a recent survey of people in the United States, 55 per cent of women and 42 per cent of men reported some measure of dissatisfaction with at least one element of their appearance.
So where do you start? When your critical inner voice starts to emerge with a thought such as I wish my nose were smaller, reply to it with I love my hair. For most people, the critical inner voice can be fairly easily distracted.
Some body image scholars and activists have suggested that aiming for a positive body image can keep you overly focused on your appearance. In other words, for some people, trying to feel good about how they look might involve too much thinking about their appearance.