COVID And Mental Health: What Is Compassion Fatigue?

One could hardly be blamed for growing tired of being bombarded with skyrocketing mortality numbers, and details about the dents to global economies. Avoiding the news, seeking solace in conspiracy theories, and diving too enthusiastically into your lockdown wine stash, however, could all be signs that you have another problem on your hands: compassion fatigue.

Love Under Lockdown

There’s one factor that everyone is going to notice and have to navigate, and thats the effect of the lockdowns on their relationships. For couples, this comes in one of two forms: either you’re stuck at home with your significant other, with no way of escaping, or you’re suddenly forced into what is essentially a long-distance relationship. Both of these can be tough if they’re not what you’re used to or what you signed up for.

Life Locked Down: Can an Extrovert Survive?

Please think about your extroverted friends in this time. We are struggling. We need you to call us. We need you to allow us to just be with another person, and you don’t even have to get out of your PJ’s!

Build Better Bonds by Setting Better Boundaries

The pressures of life under lockdown might work in the favour of some, but for many the changes might cause discomfort and conflict. In order to prevent a lot of this conflict, or resolve the conflict that DOES occur in a productive and healing way, strong personal boundaries may need to be set and maintained.

2020 Olympics Games Postponed

After much deliberation and numerous declarations by the Japanese government that they would go forth as planned, The International Olympic Committee has decided to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to reports by The Japan Times, the decision to postpone the games came after major participants Australia and CanadaContinue reading “2020 Olympics Games Postponed”

“No” Is The Magic Word

Many of us, especially those who are more introverted, have even been encouraged to be yes-people in order to expose ourselves to new experiences that we may not necessarily have if we follow our natural impulse to say no. But lately the word “no” has been developing a new kind of power, or as William Leith writes for the Guardian, it’s “making a comeback”.

Is Love Blind? – The Science Behind Netflix’s Trashy Reality TV Series

Calling this superficial dating game an “experiment” implies that there’s something unknown, and something to be learned by it. It disguises it as something of scientific (and not just entertainment) value, which, if you look at the science that does exist, it most certainly isn’t. Theres’s a whole lot more to love than what does or doesn’t meet the eye.

Why I’m Not Cancelling My Travels For COVID-19

I started this year thinking it would be my year for travel. Two and a half months in, and what’s being reported as a pandemic of potentially apocalyptic proportions is thwarting my plans somewhat. Here’s why I’m moving back to Japan anyway, despite the threat of COVID-19.