How to make the work place less detrimental for mental health? When invited to speak at the Legal Wolf's global event, I had a clear response to this: 1. Help people realize that it's not an individual weakness, but structural (so basically topple neoliberalism).2. Introduce a 4-day working week.3. Introduce a Universal Basic Income. Here … Continue reading Can there be Mental Health in the Workplace? A Modern Marxist Critique in 5 Minutes!
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– William James
This is a transcript of a lecture by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of the concept of Non-Violent Communication. Find the exact passage at 33:25. When have this transformative spirituality, we need to integrate it with political consciousness. We need to really understand how the structures are working that are oppressing us. We have to … Continue reading Why Seek Inner Peace? The Concept of Transformative Sprituality
I suffer from a rather unknown mental illness called "trichotillomania" - what does that mean? Well, I am unable to control certain urges and pull out my own hair. This podcast is an attempt to ask some fundamental questions that have been bothering me: Why do I think people are disgusted by me? Why do I desperately try to hide my pulling? Why do I hate it when people tell me I can learn how to control my pulling? Why do I hope that there is some fundamental biological cause for my pulling? This podcast draws on various topics from anthropology and sociology, but at the same time tries to unpack them in ways that not just academics can understand.
As part of my class Public Anthropology at the American University of Cairo, I am working to understand the mental disorder Trichotillomania and will make a podcast about the experience of living with it. Here, I want to introduce the illness and share the first part of the podcast proposal I submitted. I have altered … Continue reading Introducing: Trichotillomania (a series)