Cyberbullying- the danger of the 21st century

It’s the beginning of a new wonderful year! However, today (on the 1st day of this decade) I want to deal with a more serious topic- cyberbullying. People nowadays spend many hours on social media and post comments on celebs Facebook pages (and not only) without really taking into account the consequences. Why do we…

The power of intuition

We are all familiar with intuition (especially the female), but what is it exactly and how do we use it as our strength? Human intuition is a psychological process in which our brains use information about past experiences to make the best decision in a particular situation. This process is so fast that we do…

Can music improve your mental health?

Most of us love, or at least like listening to music. It doesn’t matter if you listen to hip hop, jazz, pop, classical- we all have our personal preferences. Being a psychologist, I have recently asked myself: “Is music actually good for your mental health?” Well, I did some research and found surprising benefits, which…

Religion and mental health

When we talk about mental health, we rarely mention religion. You’ll be surprised that these two have more in common than you'd think. Studies have found that religious beliefs and practice are associated with better mental health and reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety. On top of that, results show improvement in physical health and well-being.…

Present Over Perfect

Recently, I’ve been reading Shauna Niequist’s book “Present over Perfect”. It grabbed my attention as soon as I walked into the bookstore in my hometown, Varna. The cover depicts a blond and smiling young woman with hair blown out in the wind and without a care in the world. The main theme of the book…

Do mental health apps really work?

Nowadays, mental health apps present a unique opportunity for easily accessible treatment. Their number has increased rapidly in recent years, so clearly they have people’s attention. If you aren’t sure how you feel about this “revolution” in mental health treatment, you may ask yourself some of these questions… What do mental health apps do? Typically,…