Staying Sane and Resilient During Lockdown

Living through periods of lockdown here in the UK has been a completely novel experience for everyone and it has presented many psychological and interpersonal challenges for many. This was especially the case during the first lockdown following the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations – this lockdown, like in many other countries, lasted for months,…View Post

A Pessimist’s Guide to the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, along with new government measures and vaccine developments shaping its trajectory, many people are still left confused about how best to respond. Should be pessimistic or optimistic about the current situation and the future? In terms of personal well-being, an optimistic attitude is ostensibly preferable. Adjusting to the ‘new normal’…View Post

The Challenges of Online Therapy

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, online therapy has become a popular option for many who are struggling. Mental health issues have understandably been on the rise as a result of the pandemic, with the biggest increases in depression and anxiety taking place during the periods of strict lockdown, which comes as no surprise. These…View Post

How to Manage the Stress of Being Self-Employed

Starting a business and becoming your own boss is an appealing concept for many people. Saying goodbye to the authority and direction of somebody else is a great feeling, and can offer a strong sense of freedom. Being self-employed and answering only to yourself is certainly an attractive idea, but what happens when you quit…View Post

Rethinking Prosperity: Buddhism, Minimalism, and the Rise of Simple Living

Minimalism is enjoying something of a popular resurgence now. Renowned minimalists like the Japanese consultant Marie Kondo and The Minimalists (authors and filmmakers Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus) have introduced the philosophy and benefits of minimalism through their books, talks, blogs, documentaries, and TV series. Now, people everywhere are embracing opportunities to pare down…View Post