Its a video essay about the psychology of Horror Games and the way we can actually use them to benefit our emotional well-being, however counter-intuitive that may seem...
This gentle and punish-less game is ideal for those who might need an oasis away from anxiety or stress. Its accessibility, gorgeous design, and stress-free gameplay make it ideal for relaxation and recovery.
You might feel guilty about the Netflix binge, but don't! Media helps us recover from stress and work strain, but it won't work if you're ashamed of watching TV or playing games...
(This is part of a new series about emotionally intelligent YouTube channels. YouTube can either be addictive or educational; it is in our best interest to learn how to navigate its murky waters so we can use it as a cultural tool for bettering ourselves. The channels recommended in this series can, if we practice mindful watching, … Continue reading YouTube We Need: Sexplanations
Here is the start of a series exploring YouTube channels we need. So far this blog has featured games and movies we need; as in games and movies that are useful for learning more about ourselves and broadening our emotional intelligence. But it's time to gear up and descend into the deep, never-ending abyss well … Continue reading The YouTube We Need: Grandma’s Recipes
If we are ambitious we keep a close eye on the time and an even closer eye on our actions. We are tireless judges scrutinizing every hour and every hobby we have for productive uses. If we fail to justify spending energy on something fun we cut it out, feeling guilty for indulging in it. … Continue reading The Art of Stopping
If we have trouble forgiving small offenses we might find it hard to know the difference between mistakes and betrayals. Something goes wrong and we feel a twinge of panic - we feel overlooked, disrespected, and burdened by our offender. If we're particularly sensitive to others' mistakes our entire days can be soured by someone's … Continue reading Thoughts: On Forgiving the Little Things
Today, it seems easier than ever to become famous. All you need is a smartphone and a winning personality. We're tickled by the internet's ability to quickly thrust someone onto the world stage of fame (or escorted off it), but we might also long for it for ourselves. We, on some level, want to be … Continue reading Thoughts: On Wanting Fame
The Stanley Parable is a peculiar game that came out just about 5 years ago. I played it and loved it. I squirreled my way to every ending possible. And even today, whenever I dig through my memory for my favorite narrative games, it still rises towards the top. Which is funny because The Stanley … Continue reading The Stanley Parable: Meaningful Choice
Strangely, "humility" can be seen as both an attractive and undesirable quality. This is for a couple different reasons. In highly individualistic cultures confidence and bombastic charisma are adored, while the reserved and openly vulnerable demeanor of a humble person might seem underwhelming or even a little weak. An appreciation for the humble requires the … Continue reading Thoughts: On Humility