The smell of rain

By Massimo Catarinella (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons In one of my previous posts I wrote on how certain sounds like the sound of rain can calm us down and reduce stress (put link here), but what about other aspects of it? In this post I will be talking/writing about how the …

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Pace yourself

We live in a world that is always changing, some of us may feel like that’s a new thing that has only happened recently but that’s not true at all. The world always has been changing. By Internet Archive Book Images [No restrictions], via Wikimedia Commons And always will be changing. By Shubert Ciencia (Flickr: …

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Meeting a nice stranger

By U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos (100624-N-9712C-003) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Imagine this scenario: you have just finished shopping and your hands are filled with groceries. You move to the door to leave but it isn’t an automatic door, you have open it yourself, which means somehow awkwardly repositioning everything you are holding …

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My experience with too much fludac/prozac

By Sander van der Wel from Netherlands ([281/365] Hot chocolate) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons If you guys read my first post or the about page of this blog, you’ll know that I have a psychological problem called OCD. Without going into too much detail I basically get a lot of intrusive thoughts which …

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Have a good cry

By Walter.singleton (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons It is embarrassing to admit but there are certain situations which make us feel like crying. Sometimes it may be something innocent like watching a sad or touching scene in a movie, sometimes it is after something tragic has happened, sometimes it is something as simple as …

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How does a stress ball work?

By Flickr [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons A lot of us have probably heard of these things called stress balls, maybe you’ve seen a co – worker at the office use one. They are basically squeezable balls that can fit in the palm of your hand and by squeezing them over and over you …

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Too much Serotonin is bad

By Tom Varco (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons I am going to take a wild guess here and say that 90% of the people reading this already know what serotonin is, but for that 10% that doesn’t know let me explain. Serotonin is a chemical that is found in almost all animals …

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