[Wo]Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor Frankl

I came to Viktor Frankl’s book, ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ when I was about 23 years old and trying to decide whether I should move countries, yet again. His words climb into the rhythm of one’s psyche at a pace that changes with each read.  Below is an excerpt of the book taken from a […]

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A Cure through Love

What’s not to love?


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A cure through love
Posted May 10, 2013

It was Freud, in a letter to Carl Jung, who said: “psychoanalysis in essence is a cure through love.”

It hurts us so much when those around us are suffering, when those we care about are struggling. Maybe it’s one of our co-workers, an elderly person […]

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Who isn't anxious?

Anxiety is defined by Wiki as:

a psychological and physiological state characterized bysomatic, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components.[2] It is the displeasing feeling of fear and concern.[3] The root meaning of the word anxiety is ‘to vex or trouble’; in either presence or absence of psychological stress, anxiety can create feelings of fear, worry, uneasiness, and dread.[4] Anxiety is considered to be a normal reaction to a stressor. It may help an individual to deal with a demanding situation by prompting them to cope with it. However, when anxiety becomes overwhelming, it may fall under the classification of an anxiety disorder.[5]

Anxiety is defined by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education in the following way:

Anxiety is a natural response and a necessary warning adaptation in humans. Anxiety can become a pathologic disorder when it is excessive and uncontrollable, requires no specific external stimulus, and manifests with a wide range of physical and affective symptoms as well as changes in behavior and cognition. As outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition, text revision (DSM IV-TR), anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia), specific phobia, panic disorder with and without agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety secondary to medical condition, acute stress disorder (ASD), and substance-induced anxiety disorder.


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