socializing


How to survive a viral punishment: Cancel culture stories of social sanctions and online shaming

It wouldn’t surprise me if cavepeople worried about getting canceled. Steal someone’s share of the weekly mammoth meat and you’d probably be ostracized by the clan, forced to make your own fire in a lesser, lonelier cave. Until your people forgave your transgression and invited you back into the fold,…

The self-care commitment: Easy instructions for taking care of your physical, emotional, spiritual, professional, and social self

Physical health has always been emphasized and encouraged. Habits like maintaining a healthy diet, going to the gym, brushing your teeth, are just a few familiar examples. But how about maintaining your mental health? While physical wellness is definitely important, one’s emotional and mental state also need attention on a…

Did you know that you can combat stress with a little humor? Here are 6 tips for engaging the funny bone and relieving anxiety

There’s an underrated, simple solution for relieving ourselves of stress and anxiety: engaging in a little humor. Appeal to your funny bone by accessing some quick humor or thinking back on a funny moment. Share your favorite humor or a funny moment with a friend—socializing will get you some added…

How Does PTSD Change and Develop Over Time?

Those who develop posttraumatic stress disorder as a result of experiencing trauma often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, hypervigilance, and/or depressed mood. They may also go through periods of heightened irritability, hostility, and self-destructive behavior. But the question is when? Jessica Tappana, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in…

Why Is Connecting with Others Important?

I’m guessing you’ve heard the term “self-care” before, right? And you probably associate it with a few specific images: sinking into a warm bubble bath, scribbling in a journal before bed, or maybe meditating quietly on a yoga mat. These are all accurate representations of self-care (or at least they…

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