Tag Archives: self-care

The Value of Cute Self-Care

Self-care can be exhausting work, doing the hard things required to take care of yourself even when you don’t have the time, energy or inclination. It’s not all lavender-scented candles, big fluffy blankets and cuddles with kittens. That said, there’s nothing wrong with self-care that is comforting, affirmational or cute. In fact, a Japanese study […]

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Weekly INT Boost – En Route to E3

Welcome to our roundup of the best mental health and games stories you’ve missed. This week we check in with the comic book world, consider the value of empathy games, and share a reminder to creators to take care of themselves. Marvel’s Hulk Is Telling a Painful Story About the Psychological Trauma of Being a […]

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A Commencement Address for All of Us Who Aren’t Sure What We’re Doing

Maybe you’re graduating this spring, maybe you’re not. Maybe you have no idea what’s next, maybe you have a plan, or maybe you’re in the middle of making your plan happen. Unless it carries you right through to retirement without shifting an inch (and if so, tell us how you did it, because that’s got […]

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This Comic Shares a Powerful Message About Transition and Acceptance

This comic by artist Michael K has an important message for everyone struggling with their own transition: you deserve acceptance from yourself and others no matter where you are in your journey and no matter how you plan to move forward. You can find more of Michael’s work on Tumblr, where he has an ongoing […]

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Why Trading Sleep for Work or Games Can Do More Harm Than Good

In our latest at Geek & Sundry, Lida Turner, MD, makes an argument for the very thing some of us struggle with nightly: hitting the sack in a timely fashion. Full nights with good sleep hygiene aren’t always practical, but they’re worth prioritizing. Let Lida explain the details: Not getting good sleep for a night […]

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Bolster Your Well-Being With Emotional First Aid

Mental illness is as much worth treating as physical illnesses. As they say, you wouldn’t dismiss a broken leg as being all in your head, so why would you dismiss serious mental health issues? But what if we took that analogy a step further? Most of us won’t even dismiss a stubbed toe or paper […]

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Weekly INT Boost – Ready to Start

Welcome to our roundup of mental health articles you may have missed. This week, we have mental health in comics, post-release emotional fallout, and a lot more. The Importance of Addressing Trauma and Mental Health in Comics “Serrano, who at this point had difficulty opening his bottle of water because of his Azrael Batman gloves, […]

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Feel Like Game Development is Hard on Your Mental Health? This Panel Proves That You Aren’t Alone

It can be hard for people in the video game industry to acknowledge that mental health issues exist at all levels. Stigma hits hard, and when you’re a professional in the industry it’s natural to worry that opening up might have an impact on your career prospects. When you’re an employer or studio head, that […]

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The Sad Ghost Club Reminds Us to Go Easy on Ourselves

http://thesadghostclub.tumblr.com/post/157567055746/im-the-only-one-who-will-care-if-i-meet-them-so As this Sad Ghost Club comic suggests, lists and productivity aids can be great for remembering what needs doing, getting out of ruts, and staying focused — but they can also be fodder for self-recrimination. If you feel like your to-do list is crushing you, take a step back and make sure you’re not […]

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The Basics of Self-Care in Three Memorable Minutes

Some days, nothing seems to go right. On those days, even the basics of self-care might feel like a struggle — but of course, that’s also when they’re most important. Rather than waiting until those moments to find some way to help yourself, get ahead of the problem with a self-care checklist. ‘Everything’s Awful and […]

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