Why relaxing is so much work.
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Understanding self-deception, self-sabotage, and more
Neel Burton M.D.
What's the difference between an allegory, a metaphor, a simile, and an analogy?
What can the centaur Chiron teach us about the human condition?
The psychology and philosophy of horror.
The meaning of life is surprisingly simple, according to Arisotle.
An introduction to Kierkegaard's three types of lives.
Anger arises from poor perspective, and makes it poorer still.
What's the difference between confidence and self-esteem?
There is much more to mental health than mental health.
The psychology and philosophy of laughter.
The 5 enemies of rational thought.
The psychology and philosophy of magic.
Magic, it is said, is older than science, and older even than religion.
An overview of Henri Bergson’s philosophy of laughter.
Verbal communication relies on much more than the literal meaning of words.
An introduction to delusions and hallucinations.
Why eudaimonia is much better than happiness.
And why ataraxia is the ultimate cool.
Love is a word with many meanings. But do they all have something in common?
And how they are actually similar.
How to make the most out of boredom.
7 ideas to help you live in the moment.
What we can learn from the orgies of old.
A philosophical cure for fear and anxiety.
The psychology of the reflexive emotions, and the difference between them.
The psychology and philosophy of gardening.
Real gratitude is a rare and accomplished virtue. Learn seven small ways to cultivate it.
Anger is a common and potentially destructive emotion that turns many a human life into a living hell.
To be happy on our own is the highest form of freedom.
And the art of masterful inactivity.
Neel Burton, M.D., is a psychiatrist, philosopher, and writer who lives and teaches in Oxford, England.