How gardening, and specifically the microbes in soil, can make you happy. Gardening Know-How.
How healthy gut flora (bacteria) can also have an antidepressant effect. Scientific American.
Empathy might lead to social anxiety. Spirit Science and Metaphysics.
Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) affect your health. Includes an informative self-test. NPR.
More about your ACE score and a resilience quiz (as a bonus). ACES too high news.
And a supporting article from IFLS: childhood trauma affects the brain.
Surrender doesn’t mean defeat. OM Times shares the seven habits of surrendered people. It’s related to resilience.
How physicians and psychiatrists are medicating women rather than treating the underlying issues. Some of us don’t need prescriptions. Or we don’t need the prescriptions they think we do . . . The New York Times.
For the other side of the story, Emily Landau states that she has been helped immeasurably by prescription medications and that she doesn’t believe they’ve affected her adversely. CBC.
Eleven things introverts want you to know. Elephant Journal.
Last week, I shared the Desiderata text. For those of you who were curious, here’s the version set to music by Les Crane:
Most consistently successful creative people say ‘NO.’ Business Insider.
The strange world of felt presences links Shackleton, sleep paralysis, and hearing voices. The Guardian.
Did the human alliance with dogs drive the Neanderthals to extinction? National Geographic.
New human fossil offers more detail for our family tree. National Geographic.
Here’s what scientists think methane-based life might look like (if they find it on Titan). From Quarks to Quasars.
Ancient Mars may have had an ocean. The New York Times.
Scientists have discovered another earth-like planet. Higher Perspective.
More on what’s coming up for Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Wall Street Journal.
Cats see things that are invisible to humans. Higher Perspective.
I’ve shared posts or videos about the rabbit island and the fox village in the past, now The Atlantic features some great pictures from a Japanese cat island.
I love crows and ravens and so this story about crows gifting the girl who’s fed them since she was four made me #furiouslyhappy.
This video shares an important message about equality and diversity.
It was a thoughty week!
Hope you find something to exercise your grey matter.
Until Saturday, be resilient 😉