Catoptrophobia, Eisoptrophobia, & Spectrophobia (Fear of Mirrors/Reflections)

  When I first heard about catoptophobia, it made no sense to me. Why did grown people of all people, suffer from this phobia? Was it their reflection they disliked seeing? Was it in any way connected to eating disorders or body dysmorphia? After digging a litte more into this, I can now kind ofContinue reading “Catoptrophobia, Eisoptrophobia, & Spectrophobia (Fear of Mirrors/Reflections)”

Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)

Narcissistic personality disorder is a subject or disorderI never really wanted to blog or research. Moreso than those with Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic personality disorder are disliked and hated by many ex-lovers. However, since I have released a new book  where the main character is suspected of having traits of NPD (it is never confirmedContinue reading “Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD)”

Physician-Assisted Suicides

What is Physician Assisted Suicide? The choice and views of physician-assisted suicide versus the natural course of death for terminally-ill patients have been a long-debated and controversial matter. There are those who prefer the widely-accepted and traditional route of hospice palliative care, and then there are some who believe in the right of choosing euthanasia.Continue reading “Physician-Assisted Suicides”

Health Benefits of HUGS

Recently my daughter had a stressful week. During that time, I noticed that she asked me for more hugs, as well as hugged her cat and stuffed animals more. Hugging seemed to have a healthy effect on her. Which led me to researching about this everyday physical contact that we take for granted. The benefitsContinue reading “Health Benefits of HUGS”

Nomophobia (Phone Addiction)

If you’ve read my scifi book, Negus, you may have remembered a short story about aliens secretly conducting research on earthlings. In the below passage, the aliens provide send communication back home about the use of mobile phones on Earth. Check out the excerpt below: Have the technologists yet figured out what the rectangular objectsContinue reading “Nomophobia (Phone Addiction)”

Codependent Relationships

I’ll try not to make this too long, athough I do feel like I may be an expert on this topic since I’ve been on both end of the codependent relationship. (If you don’t feel like reading the entire thing, scroll down the bottom where i’ve posted links to a Youtube video and 2 articles for […]

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

The Dunning-Kruger Effect: cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. The crazy thing about this is that, while we may know someone who this describes, we may be suffering from The Dunning-Kruger Effect and may not even recognize it. This is something I briefly mentionedContinue reading “The Dunning-Kruger Effect”

Apotemnophilia/Body Integrity Identity Dysphoria (BIID)-The Desire to be Amputated

This post will be mainly videos from the views of those suffering with APOTEMNOPHILIA also known as BODY INTEGRITY IDENTITY DYSPHORIA (BIID) or even BODY IDENTITY DYSPHORIA (BID) Definition: In short, BIID is the overwhelming desire to be disabled, which may or may not include a desire of being amputated. Some wish to be paralyzedContinue reading “Apotemnophilia/Body Integrity Identity Dysphoria (BIID)-The Desire to be Amputated”

Aphantasia (inability to visualize)

I wanted to briefly touch on a condition that I recently learned about this weekend. It’s called APHANTASIA and it’s basically the inability to imagine or visualize. Of course, as an author and an avid reader, this caught my attention and prompted me to further look into this. This condition may also be a reasonContinue reading “Aphantasia (inability to visualize)”

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

According to studies, about 1 in 50 Americans suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (also known as BDD or Body Dysmorphia). The thing about BDD is it’s important to be knowledgable about the difference between normal insecurities and BDD. So then, what exactly is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)? Check out the video below by Dr. TraceyContinue reading “Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)”

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

You may not be aware of the known links between sunlight and mental health. Not only does the sun help produce vitamin D, but it’s beneficial to our brain’s seratonin levels, which helps boost moods. This is especially important because a low level of seratonin can equal depression. (See Benefits of Sunlight) With that beingContinue reading “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)”

Obsessive Love Disorder (O.L.D.)

If you’ve never watched the Netflix Original series, You, I’d suggest you check it out if you’re into psychological thrillers. The series follow a seemingly friendly guy name Joe Goldberg who meets this cute young woman, Guinevere Beck aka “Beck” , at a bookshop where he works. As the series goes on, viewers discover justContinue reading “Obsessive Love Disorder (O.L.D.)”

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Alas, the one post I’ve been dragging my feet on posting about BPD (also known as Emotional Dysregulation Disorder) (Not to be confused with Bipolar Disorder, which is NOT a personality disorder. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder.) I want to apologize in advance on the multiple videos posted below. I wanted to include asContinue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)”