“...in trying to keep his ideal world as upright as possible, it is terminated... inevitably leading to a collapse, Ben is diagnosed with burnout... Now the battle begins, against depression, self-doubt and prejudice. But also, the path to independent life begins...”  These words are from the play, “Das Burnout”, which premiered last year … Continue reading Investigating Burnout – Getting Burned Out?
"To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent- that is to triumph over old age." Thomas Bailey Aldrich  By examining the faces on famous paintings in galleries, we conventionally see wisdom, nobleness, and dignity; but also melancholy, loneliness, and fatigue. Happy, vigorous, and cheerful characters are rarely found in canvases. Particularly, … Continue reading Second Blooming: Age-related Positivity Effect