Dirk Stemper

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Get out of corona anxiety

Corona anxiety: worrying symptoms According to the mental health charity Mind, the lockdown efforts have also taxed our cognitive resources. Many of us now struggle with a mixture of anxiety, depression, anxiety, fatigue, frustration, confusion, suspicion and powerlessness. Lockdown, isolation from friends and loved ones, loss of job and income – grief and loss on …

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Breathing exercises for fear or panic

The following are two well-known breathing exercises that anyone can practice without any spiritual baggage. If we consciously breathe deeply – on excursions into nature, we usually feel good because of that. Calm, deep abdominal breathing relieves stress and relaxes you. The breath exchange process in the lungs is also optimized. In the case of …

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Casual sex and mental health

Most people have a pretty solid opinion about casual sex. However, these attitudes change in most people with relationship status as well. Depending on the situation, casual sex is enjoyed, frowned upon, envied or stigmatized. Some take it almost philosophically serious, making all sorts of psychologically beneficial or disadvantageous arguments for or against casual sex. …

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Brain Fog

Do you know Brain Fog?

Do you know moments like that: you are exhausted, sluggish, forgetful, unfocused, and even somehow confused? Then you may have experienced brain fog. Brain Fog is very real and widespread. It is associated with described feelings and can last for a few minutes or even years. While not a disease in and of itself, it …

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Be a lady they said

“Be a Lady They Said” Be a lady they said. Your skirt is too short. Your shirt is too low. Your pants are too tight. Don’t show so much skin. Don’t show your thighs. Don’t show your breasts. Don’t show your midriff. Don’t show your cleavage. Don’t show your underwear. Don’t show your shoulders. Cover …

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Getting through lockdown emotions – it is okay not to be okay.

Getting through lockdown emotions – it is okay not to be okay. The lockdown was extended until March 7 and will be likely extended further until April or May. With its extended restrictions, it is the toughest lockdown so far. While the same time last year we felt hope, everything would be over by summer, …

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Borderline disorder – parent’s guide

Borderline disorder – parent’s guide Feeling like giving up, for being hated one day and loved without limits the next, is what parents usually account about their children with borderline traits. For families dealing with a Borderline disorder – diagnosis, this feeling is all too familiar. The constant waves of intense feeling and acts can …

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