How would you describe your mindset right now?
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, a 2006 book written by Carol Dweck describes the modern idea of mindset. The concept is divided between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. In Dweck’s own words those with a growth mindset are “individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others)”.1 On the other hand, those with a fixed mindset tend to believe things are the way they are and there isn’t much to be done to make a change.
Euphoria, a teen drama on HBO starring Zendaya, has just kicked off its second season. The show is a phenomenon highlighting a plethora of modern issues that teens face such as drug addiction, sexual abuse and exploitation, intimate partner violence, and related mental health issues.
Oh, if I hear that joke in the mocking of my personal quirks one more time.
The comparison to “Dug”, the talking dog from the animated movie Up, has plagued me for most of my adult life. I (apparently) was (am) distracted by every little thing that had (has) nothing to do with the current situation I was (am) in. I was the poster child for ADHD, the butt of every hyperactivity joke, and even I joked that I had it. But in hindsight, I didn’t really know what it was.
More than seventeen million people in the United States and 264 million people worldwide live with depression1. Making it one of the most common mental health concerns, depression may be a misdiagnosis for a more specific kind of depression, called Bipolar Disorder. The disorder is among the most misunderstood, feared, and stigmatized mental health diagnoses. Many of us may know someone affected by BD and have seen firsthand how the symptoms of this illness can impact a loved one’s life.
5 Things You Should Do About Anxiety
Anxiety is the most common mental health problem with 18.1% of the US population suffering from the condition 1. Most people who suffer won’t get treatment.
Maybe that’s you?
It was me.
I can remember days so anxiety-ridden it makes me ill to look back on them.
New, From the Holistic Psychologist
Lepera is popularly known as the “holistic psychologist” on social media. Holistic is defined as “characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease.” With all of the academic divisions busy within their silos, there is a need for a holistic discipline. It’s possible for academics to not be aware of the connectivities between and among the disciplines.