psychology

Cabin fever is real

Shannon Hicks
Never have so many Americans been confined to their homes. The efforts to ‘flatten the curve’ of COVID-19 hospitalizations and increased social isolation have revealed significant side effects. Boredom, hopelessness, depression, moodiness, and loneliness are some of the ailments in the age of ‘social distancing’. The phenomenon of cabin fever,

Opinions aren’t true unless you believe them

Shannon Hicks
 Weighing your internal opinions and those of others An opinion isn’t true until you believe it. I broke stride as the impact of that statement hit me like a stiff breeze during my daily morning walk listening to my latest Audible book. We all see opinions, many of them

Coping, Sheltering & Useful Mindsets

Shannon Hicks
 Perspective, Skepticism, Fear & Mindfulness My friend who is a practicing clinical psychologist considered what a practical response to the CoronaVirus may be. He wrote this: “No need to reinvent the wheel:  humankind has been through worse situations than this, and have found ways not only to survive but

Fear is the Enemy

Shannon Hicks
 THE THREAT IS REAL BUT THE FEARS ARE OFTEN OVERBLOWN. A systematic review on the efficacy and safety of chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19. French researcher posts successful Covid-19 drug trial [Excerpt] “Chloroquine – which is normally used mainly to prevent and treat malaria – was administered via

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