What’s a syndemic? It refers to multiple interrelated epidemics happening at the same time. The COVID pandemic has given rise to just this situation, as it has exacerbated already existing issues in our society, raising them to epidemic levels. Read more
College students have higher levels of anxiety and loneliness than any generation before them. This generation will probably be surpassed by the next generation, because the clear trend is that anxiety and loneliness are increasing, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We can start decreasing college student anxiety right now, and the way to do it is by taking a skill-based approach.
The vagus nerve is the single longest nerve pathway in the human body. It runs from your brain all the way down to your gut, branching out along the way so that it becomes a visceral response communication system that connects all your major organs to your central nervous system. When you understand what the vagus nerve does, you can start applying that knowledge to manage your personal energy.
It’s the great irony of the modern world: technology can connect us instantaneously to information, resources, and people all over the planet, yet people feel more anxiety and loneliness than ever.