narcissistic parents as a theme painted in ingmar bergman's movie Autumn Sonata
Relationships

How exactly narcissistic parents abuse their children?

Narcissistic parents abuse their children in subtle ways. As a result of volunteering for a support group that helps abused adult children, I learned how exactly narcissistic parents behave. My goal with this post is to raise awareness of the emotional abuse that often stays hidden in families with narcissists and with those who enable their behavior. Narcissistic parents are…

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Anxiety

Can watching horror movies make you happy?

Watching horror movies is an entertaining activity to do in your spare time (not during the working hours-unless you have Michael Scott as a boss). The horror movie industry takes people’s money, in exchange for the adrenaline rush and an exciting movie plot that will make you question reality for a while. But what does it mean to be entertained?…

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Hurts: sad music can have mental health benefits
Anxiety

5 reasons why sad music can make us happy

When I broke up with my ex last year, I listened to sad music over and over again. It was mostly pop, sentimental songs like Whitney Houston’s, songs from Hurts or Amy Winehouse. But what got me through the post-break up depression was a song about a girl who was ruminating on what went wrong in her relationship. That song…

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The Sopranos, a TV series created by David Chase
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10 quotes from The Sopranos that will make you think more positively

‘The Sopranos’ is an award-winning series created by David Chase that looks deeply at mental illness. Anxiety and depression are looked at with a magnifying glass, as if the writer has studied them in a lab, with a dedicated group of researchers around him. But even if ‘The Sopranos’ paints a bleak image on family, marriage and motherhood, throughout all…

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Anxiety

5 tips to manage social anxiety from Trent Reznor

Social anxiety is more common than I thought. Many names in the entertainment industry have been associated with anxiety and depression. For example, Johnny Depp used to be shaken by severe panic attacks during movie rehearsals, Emma Stone is struggling with them since the age of eight, while Jim Carrey battled depression. But I’m really surprised when I hear about…

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