Happy to share with you the second video from my YouTube channel Øreka, a channel about climate and wellbeing! With global warming becoming a more and more important issue, we must not only get involved for climate action, but also taking care of our well being. However, what coping strategies can be used to turn eco-anxiety into climate action? Click here to see the video … Continue reading Eco-Anxiety and Coping Strategies – (Part 1) Video
When we talk about climate change we usually think about the environmental consequences but how about the social and psychological aspects? The term eco-anxiety defined as “a chronic fear of environmental doom” was created in 1955 by an American eco-psychologist. However, the term has become well used only from 2017. While it is difficult to estimate how many people are affected by eco-anxiety, it is … Continue reading How can HSPs cope with eco-anxiety? (Podcast with HSP World)
Taking care of our mental health is still quite neglected, especially in “Western” countries, where talking about feelings and emotions is still taboo. By the rise the extreme weather, more and more people get affected by physical but also mental illness related. In an uncertain future, it’s more important than never to give a higher priority to our wellbeing. The eco-anxiety, referring to ” a … Continue reading Eco-anxiety, Climate Change, You and I
From a very interesting conversation with a friend of mine, John Ekonomou, pharmacist and YouTuber from Greece, we realised the relationship between climate change and coronavirus was still not present enough in the social media. It also seems that too many people expect to “go back to normal”. Sadly, our normality has led us to our current pandemic. Therefore, we decided to prepare this video … Continue reading Coronavirus vs Climate Change: Is there any Connection?
With corona virus, it is important more than ever to take care of yourself and especially your mental health. Are you in a country affected by the virus? Are you staying home and following the social distancing? Here, during my time in isolation in Norway, I decided to do things I wanted to do, but (almost) never dared: recording myself and posting a video on … Continue reading Corona Crisis: Opportunity behind Challenge?
This article is following the former and first article of the series # To (really) Fight Climate Change” with: Self-Education to Develop a Critical Mindset?. I wrote the main part of those articles before the Coronavirus crisis became that important. By comparing this crisis to climate change I realised how they were similar in some aspects. I therefore feel that my both articles can be … Continue reading #2 To (really) Fight Climate Change: Practicing Empathy to go from Individual to Global?
Nowadays the term “Climate change” is everywhere in the social media as in so many mouths. Yet, we can observe a growing cleavage between people. This can be regarding their confusions and fears for an uncertain future or the questioning of their own responsibility and role in this fight. Some even wonder, if there is still something we can do to avoid the worst. We … Continue reading #1 To (really) Fight Climate Change: Self-Education to Develop a Critical Mindset?
Climate change is real, and us, humans, are the main agents. We’ve f*cked things up, BUT we can still close the wounds and prevent any further scars to our ecosystem. We still meet some deniers, and some people not understanding the real consequences of our current lifestyles for the future. However, we can thankfully observe a rise of awareness with individuals having a clearer idea … Continue reading Humans: Bad Parasites, Good Sign?