mental health

Become your own best friend

Become your own best friend

Is high self-esteem the be all and end all of mental health?

Maybe not. This piece is an invitation to consider befriending yourself, and an introduction to the concept of self-compassion and how it may be solution to many of our modern mental ailments.

Let's talk about Homesickness

Let's talk about Homesickness

Scientists often have to move for their jobs, sometimes internationally, and a lot of people move alone, leaving their friends and families behind. Given this state of affairs, I am quite surprised that the topic of homesickness does not come up more often, especially since mental health is such a hot topic in science. 

So let’s talk about it!