The Neuroscience of Revenge In the 1800s the French coined the term- ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’. The idea behind this is that revenge is more satisfying when one has had time to prepare vengeance that is well-planned, long-feared, or unexpected. We feel rejected when our friends don’t return our texts, and our … Continue reading Does the pain of rejection magnify the sweetness of revenge?
I started sharing my journey on Instagram around March time, when my anxiety was at a high after a lorry had driven into my car. I was fortunate enough to come across Fiona’s page who talks incredibly honestly about her mental health journey and her coping strategies to deal with the pressures from life. Now, … Continue reading Book Review- Depression in a digital age, Fiona Thomas
ADHD is the most common neurodevelopment disorder of childhood and has a strong persistence throughout the individual's lifespan. ADHD is characterised by age-inappropriate behaviour is thought to affect between 3% and 5% of all school-aged children (Buitelaar, 2002) age-inappropriate behaviour typically characterises it. ADHD is a lifelong disorder which can increase morbidity, including impaired academic … Continue reading What are the brain differences of people with ADHD? A cognitive neuroscience review of The aetiology of ADHD
So many of us experience a heavy feeling in our heads or our heads feeling fuzzy, where we can’t concentrate or recall information. It was once described to me like this- imagine you are a knight in a forest full of overgrown brambles, you take out your sword to chop away the brambles so you … Continue reading Brain fog: What is it?
I was 21 years old and had just finished my degree, I was at a period in my life to see the world, have new experiences. So, what would I do? I’m from a small town in Mid Wales, in an area known as Radnorshire, who’s population is about 2000 people, with mainly “Shire … Continue reading Living in Algeria
Only today I was having a conversation with my friend who was seeking advice about why the person they are romantically entailed with is behaving in such a manner that’s out of character for them. We all had different opinions, one of us was trying to convince her, he’s definitely into you, the other was … Continue reading Our Love Brains
"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature." Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey. My lovely dad recently went on a trip with my mum to Amsterdam. You'll notice I talk a lot about my dad in … Continue reading Friendships: the why’s
It’s a sad fact that mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people, this includes depression, anxiety which is often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. What is even more alarming is 70% of children and young people have not had appropriate interventions. The emotional well-being … Continue reading Our children and mental health
What happens when our brains go wrong? Frances Samah Our brains are something fascinating, it can send information up to an impressive 268 miles per hour. This is faster than Formula 1 race cars which top out at 240 mph. Our brains can generate up to 50,000 thoughts per day. Twenty-five percent of the … Continue reading Our brains and mental health
“An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!”- MANDY HALE, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass With the growing presence of social media, we now can create a virtual reality … Continue reading Seeking approval and validation through social media- Frankie Samah