Psychobiotics: Treating Depression Using Gut-Brain Relationship

Depression is a major concern, as it greatly adds to the burden of disease on a global scale. According to World Health Organization (2018), there are more than 300 million depressed individuals of all ages and the numbers are expected to increase. Thus, effective treatment methods for major depressive disorder should be a priority. There…

When Leaving is Not an Option

You enter the relationship looking for a deep connection and a lifelong partner to love unconditionally. Little do you know, the so-called love he offers you turns into possessiveness. You meet a very handsome and funny guy who showers you with love. He takes you out on a couple of romantic dates and lavishes you…

Tragic Pleasure

Consider one of the most classical and famous tragic plays written by Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, where two star-crossed lovers fought against all odds to protect their love from a family feud. They faced numerous obstacles, struggled immensely, and loved each other so much that they actually sacrificed themselves for this love… Why do we…

It’s Not What It Looks Like

As I entered the room, I saw athletes reading the workout of the day with a look of unease on their faces. The chalkboard said, “30 wall balls, 30 chest-to-bar, 30 dips, 30 push press, 30 burpees, 30 pull ups and 30 double-under”. Stunned and overwhelmed, I thought to myself, “What am I doing here?”….

Language Beyond Communication

When one thinks of language, one’s mind generally shifts to its ability to let us communicate with one another, whether it is to express our feelings, to inform, or to direct. But language is often taken for granted; we rarely talk about its significance or think about what it can offer beyond communication, possibly because…