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Serving up life hacks with a side of psychology
Welcome to Mental Platter, where your psych plat du jour is always up and looking good. Searching for a specific mental health topic? Let me know. I’ll whip up something tasty for your neurons. Need a fashionable life hack? That’s my specialty! Stay tuned for my #fashionforword lexicon. On a journey to a new you? Me too! Let’s walk a ways together and share a cold one (I mean lemonade, of course).
Mental Platter: Psych hack#1
Chew gum to reduce post-traumatic stress
Chewing gum reduces stress,
makes you smarter, and helps you lose weight
From anxiety and mood disorders including some eating disorders, depression, and posttraumatic stress (PTSD), there are many conditions that can negatively impact your mental health every day. Chronic stress is a global health problem that can lead to various physical and mental diseases. The symptoms of chronic stress can severely interrupt your daily existence and have long-term consequences that may be difficult to mitigate. Some people, such as persons with PTSD, have a lower tolerance for stress.
My Reaction to Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (video)
#MentalPlatter : My Life is a Movie (Almost)
I really love movies. The right ones help me to process life with mental illness. I admire how writers and filmographers and directors and actors and many others work together to produce emotion. I am particularly a fan of movies by Tyler Perry. He is masterful in his craft. He persevered when no one wanted to help him reach his goals (Been there. Done that.) He overcame tremendous odds and is now living his dreams. Head on over to Biography to learn more about this awesome man. Unfortunately, I was too busy being at first homeless and then just too broke to watch many of Perry’s movies when they first came out.