Happy February! Here are a few resources that have caught my eye (and ear) recently. Below you'll find:
In How Reading Rewires Your Brain for More Intelligence and Empathy, Derek Beres writes that “Novel reading is a great way to practice being human.” He makes a great argument for reading more! Time to visit the library.
Introversion and extraversion can be commonly misunderstood. Take a listen to Personality Hacker Episode #82 in which the discussion is all about introverts and how they experience the world. This may help you know yourself better, or that introvert in your life better.
In Keep Your Head Up: How Smartphone Addiction Kills Manners and Moods, Adam Popescu draws attention to the psychological, social, and physical costs and dangers of looking at your smartphone too much.
In this article titled "Getting Serious About Mental Health," Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom writes, "It's hard to think of a public policy issue not impacted by the state of mental healthcare." He goes on to outline his plans to increase access and preventive care if he becomes governor.
What do you think of his ideas? You can contact him here.
Anger is an indicator that something doesn't feel right. It isn't fun to feel angry, but sometimes it's easier to feel anger than to acknowledge (and actually feel) all of the vulnerable feelings that sit underneath the anger. Vulnerable feelings like grief, shame, and disappointment can feel uncomfortable and painful. We can sometimes use anger to protect ourselves from feeling this vulnerability and pain.
Are you willing to take a look at what feelings sit underneath your Anger Iceberg?
I’m Elaine Gee-Wong and I'm a therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA.
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