Do you have a family member or family that non-consciously or consciously tells you what you should be doing with your life? I get infuriated that my parents do not give me the respect or you can insert any adjective that I deserve. I have earned these things from my many near-death experiences. There […]
I have been feeling extremely lonely these past days/months. As much as I do not want to feel empty. I cannot help it. Is it because I have brain injury? The way I look at a relationship (e.g., friends or other) is wanting to enjoy each other’s company. I only can you truth right now.
Chances are, you will be picking up some sunscreen. From being outside, cycling outdoors, to enjoying a cook-out Americans purchased 69% of the 150 million total products of sunscreen in 2018 from late April to mid-August, according to market research firm IRI (https://www.consumerreports.org/sunscreens/best-sunscreens-of-the-year/). Dermatologists say the best sunscreen is one that you will use […]
How much do you know about weighted blankets? The theory is that a heavier than normal blanket hugs a sleeper, and may prevent tossing and turning. As a result, the sleeper feels more secure, and sleeps more soundly and for longer periods of time. From easing the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder to […]
I just wanted to do a quick shout out to the United States women’s soccer team for winning the World Cup against the Netherlands in a score of 2 – 0. I have been watching the games. Fantastic job ladies!!
No matter whom we are as people or where we come from; our beliefs or assumptions are shaped by our experiences, upbringing, race, gender, in the facts we choose to accept, and even the biased shortcuts our brains take to process information can cloud our judgment. In some sense our own biases don’t always […]
What is love? Love is one of the most profound emotions known to humans. There are many kinds of love, but most individuals seek its expression in a romantic relationship with a compatible partner. For some, romantic relationships are meaningful and illuminate all parts of life, providing a deep source of fulfillment. The ability to […]
Cognitive Distortions I have done a lot of reflecting these past couple of weeks about my tendencies or behaviors. I cannot help but think are these actions really my true self or cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are simply ways that our mind convinces us of something that is not really true. These inaccurate thoughts […]
Chad Francour Tunnel Vision Tunnel Vision One of the great things about science is it can change the way we view the world. This paper will change the way we view many things including poverty, loneliness, time, and hunger. It is a tale about the psychological phenomenon of scarcity. It affects everything in our […]
Chad Francour Stigmatizing Addiction Stigmatizing Addiction This is a three part series on how humans navigate this complex world. The first part of confronting stigma is dealing with drug addiction. I share some ideas on why we judge certain behaviors and conditions and how those judgments make it […]