Secrets: A song by Mary Lambert about deciding not to be afraid of being vulnerable by not hiding from others what we don’t like about ourselves.
An Italian poem about the life of a boy called Giancarlo Catino and how he was bullied at school … and how he overcame his bullies.
This project is about collecting stories of people’s struggles and sharing them with others to give hope. The site is iknowiknow.me.
Relaxation sound or music tracks are beneficial to help one to meditate or just relax, especially if combined with connecting to one’s body. Here are four good tracks: Track 1 (music) Track 2 (rain) Track 3 (meditation music and sea) Track 4 (music)
A hypnotherapy exercise to help sleep.
A documentary by Le Iene on two gay men in Italy, and the difficulty they experienced as a couple because there were no civil union legislation when one of them was terminally ill. Documentary is in Italian. The link is here.
A series of documentaries in Maltese on sex: L-Orgażmu (Orgasm) Mard Trasmess Sesswalment (STDs) Prostituzjoni (Prostitution)) Fetiċiżmi (Fetishes) Sess u Diżabilta’ (Sexuality & Disability) Omosesswalita’ (Homosexuality) Ix-Xewqa Sesswali (Sexual Desire) L-Imħabba u s-Sess (Love & Sex) L-Infedelta’ (Infidelity)
Dan Gilbert talks about the difference between natural happiness and synthetic happiness, i.e., the happiness we feel because we decide to be happy in a particular situation. This means that we can be happy depending on how we perceive our reality. He also makes a point on freedom which is increases natural…
Shawn Achor talks about how in order to be happy, one needs to change one’s view of reality rather than awaiting a change in environment. This means focusing on what is positive in oneself and reality and working on it. And rather than being happy because you’re successful, it’s important…
Kevin Breel is a stand up comedian and a mental health activist. He talks about his experience of depression.
We live in a world where many people find it difficult to be alone, not doing something … where many feel happy, but not a deep kind of happiness. Doesn’t this all stem from the need to connect with others? This is a short clip that helps one to reflect…
A youth stands up in class to describe how depression affects him. But he is not alone….
A son of a terrorist describes how he chose peace over hate, and how his experience helped him overcome dogmatism and stereotyping.
An interesting article and infographic on the effects of spanking on children. The infographic also provides alternatives to discipline. This is the link to the article and infographic.
A short clip about the impact technology has on the experience of being human and of the danger of believing one is connecting to others while actually one experiences a deep loneliness.