Johann Hari is missing the point

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Johann Hari’s recent TED talk has proved incredibly popular in that he sees the true cause of addiction being related to social deprivation and emotional isolation. I think he’s missing the point. Instead, I would argue that Hari’s solution is a critical way to reduce drug use and all the associated issues but it doesn’t get to […]

Gratitude: Pollyanna was on to something

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Fostering an attitude of gratitude for what you have has been known for some time to raise dopamine levels in the brain. If you, like me, sometimes wake up feeling low and often for no apparent reason, repeating grateful statements (or affirmations) silently to yourself can actually lift your mood. The more outrageously ‘gushing’ they are, the […]