The healing power of nature
The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom
Psychedelics have a remarkable capacity to violate our ideas about ourselves. Is that why they make people better?
Why men rape
It’s not a profound mystery, or explained by deep psychosocial complexity. For rapists, rape is easy. And that must stop
The lizard inside
Like a reptile lodged within me, paranoia hatches unbelievable conspiracies that my mind embraces with stunning naivety
Don’t think too positive
Fantasies about the future have a troubling effect on achieving actual goals. If positive thinking doesn’t work, what does?
Don’t beat yourself up
Learning to be kind to yourself when you (inevitably) make mistakes could have a remarkable effect on your happiness
Riding the wind
Hot and bothersome or exhilarating and wild: winds blow through the mind as strongly as they blow through the landscape
The company you keep
Hallucinated voices can be helpful life guides, muses of creativity, and powerful agents for healing the fractured self
Streets with no game
Boring cityscapes increase sadness, addiction and disease-related stress. Is urban design a matter of public health?
Was I raped?
Brutal assaults by strangers are unambiguous. But what should a woman do when she is the victim of an ‘almost rape’?