If Emotions Were My Friends

The six basic human emotions are: happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, disgust, fear. Now, if these emotions were my friends, they would be personified as thus— … Happiness would be a guy—effervescent, charming, Golden Boy. Now this boy, I love having around (as does everyone else). But Happiness is not the type who likes to stay […]

La Belle Indifférence

There’s this concept in psychology I was fascinated to learn about. Conversion disorder is a condition in which an individual experiences a loss of some sensory or motor function (e.g. blindness or paralysis) but with no demonstrable medical evidence for the disability (e.g. upon examination, the eyes are perfectly free from defect, but the person is truly […]