Fear

Psychology Around the Net: April 14, 2018

upgrading your mind

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Did everyone survive yesterday? Or did you even realize it was Friday 13th? Honestly, I didn’t remember until around noon yesterday. To quote the great Michael Scott, “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” In other words, I didn’t wake up and begin anxiously awaiting doom around every corner, but, once I did remember ...

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Seize the Day — Your Own Way

Seize the Day — Your Own Way

“Live life to the fullest.” “Celebrate life.” “Carpe diem.” I’ve heard them all. But what if I don’t feel like it? What if I’m having a lousy brain day, restricted to a darkened room with a blinding headache, and seizing the day is not an option? I have clusters of malformed blood vessels called cavernous angiomas in my brain. Two ...

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Are You Crippled by the Fear of Leaving No Legacy Behind?

Are You Crippled by the Fear of Leaving No Legacy Behind?

Often the biggest existential distress that we carry is the idea that no-one will remember us when we are gone — initially we know that our friends and family will hold who we are, but after a generation, these people are likely gone too. At the end of life, the pressure to leave an unquestionably relevant legacy can be crippling ...

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