Why ghosting is so painful

The term “ghosting” refers to a situation in which a person cuts off all types of communication with another person (for example, in romantic relationships). This includes not answering phone calls, blocking them on social media and ignoring them altogether. This is usually done without any warning or justification. A worrying trend is that cases…

The male gaze

Many of you may or may not be familiar with the concept of the “male gaze”. The term was coined by British feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey. It’s defined as the way society objectifies, sexualizes, and diminishes women in order to conform to the expectations of the heterosexual man. This concept is ingrained in patriarchy…

Mental health and COVID complications

Recently, I found out an interesting piece of information. It turns out that mental health conditions (mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety) are associated with health complications from COVID. For example, if you have depression (or have a history of such), you are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID. To be honest, I…

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year 2022! I am sure many of you have already thought about your goals for this year. Me too! I made a short list of all things I want to improve in 2022. First of all, I want to improve my level of Russian. One year ago, I started using the Duolingo app…

Omega-3 fatty acids

If you are currently struggling with your mental health, it might be a good idea to try Omega-3 fatty acids (in addition to therapy and/or medication, of course if the situation is severe). Omega-3 are nutrients you can get either from food, or supplements. Numerous studies have proven that Omega-3 are beneficial for physical health…

Free counselling session

Hello, I am offering a free counselling session due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the stress associated with the pandemic, as well as other mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. In addition to the required master's degree, I have a postgraduate qualification in psychosomatics and disorders of social adaptation, as well…

Anti-vaxxer logic

We live in hard times. The COVID-19 pandemic has definitely been an enormous challenge for humanity. However, we now have the potential solution. You guessed it. VACCINES! But, unfortunately in my country Bulgaria, most people choose NOT to vaccinate against COVID, although there is more than one option available (AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna...). In July 2021,…

Misogyny and sexism in my country

In Bulgaria, sexism is not an unknown phenomenon. Unfortunately, sexism in my country is embedded in the minds of many men, but also of women who have been accustomed to it since childhood. Psychologists believe that the motive for sexism is a desire to humiliate the other and thus achieve short-term satisfaction (in Bulgaria, due…

Cancel culture

No, I don't like it one bit. Hear me out...I think it undermines constructive dialogue with people you don't necessarily agree with. It doesn't allow us to see the world through the other person's eyes, or to change another person's view. Somehow, it all reminds me of censorship or of Ray Bradbury's book "Farenheit 451"…