Most of us know that spending time in nature is good for us—however, it's more than that. Knowing about nature is also improves our wellbeing. And if lockdown has taught us anything, when confined, we retreat to nature in our own way.
Photo by Cookie the Pom on Unsplash I write a lot about mental health and psychology. The other day I was researching a topic, and the website I was reading was good. And I thought to myself that I would add this to my list of useful websites. To write responsibly, I must use reliable… Continue reading 5 Online Psychology Resources
Part 2 of HS Awareness Week 2020 Series Yesterday we looked at what HS is and what it is not. If you haven’t read Part 1 you can find it here. Today we have part 2 of the HS Awareness week 2020 series, HS & Trauma. HS itself can be debilitating. Medical care can be… Continue reading Hidradenitis Suppurativa & Trauma
I have writers block. I have writers block writing that I have writers block. How's your month been? For any mythical people out there who have never experienced writers block, writers block is when you simply cannot write. The very sight of a blank page makes you want to watch Supernatural re-runs all day. When… Continue reading The Psychology of Writers Block
I really like my houseplants. They do make me happy. This summer I have been trying to propagate some of the succulents and I have enjoyed seeing their progress and learning something new. But does that mean that the plants themselves contribute to my wellbeing? Could I replace them with crafts or colouring books? Perhaps… Continue reading Do Houseplants Promote Wellbeing?
Last year I heard the Irish rugby player Paul O'Connell speak at a Youth event. He spoke about his success and the assumption that he was just naturally talented. He credits his success to his practice teamwork and commitment to his sport, not natural ability. One of the most prevalent assumptions I hear is that… Continue reading In Our Veins: A Nature vs Nurture Story
Did you know that Girl Down a Rabbit Hole started out as a book review blog? So today you could say we are going back to our roots and reviewing a book. I have been so anxious lately. I think because college finished and now I'm left with all this nervous energy I have nowhere… Continue reading Book Review: The Anxiety Journal, Corrine Sweet
Today I made a very important purchase, a new toothbrush. Stick with me, I promise there's a point to this! Using them every day doesn't negate their importance to our bodies or the importance of their impact on the environment. I am sure all of you responsible owners of teeth know that a toothbrush is… Continue reading Buying the Picture, Not just the Frame
What should you be doing today? I'm not even going to list all the things I "should" be doing. But that's not what I want to talk about anyway, what I want to talk to you about is how you feel about what you "should" be doing. Everyone loves to tell everyone what they should… Continue reading Are You “Shoulding” on Yourself?
I am a 3rd-year psychology student. In fact, I am a psychology and sociology student but most people only ask me about psychology. In Ireland Honors degrees are 4 years long so I have one more to go. I think as a field, psychology is more high profile and the popularity of pop psychology and… Continue reading The 5 most common questions I get asked as a psychology student