Who doesn’t want some fresh ideas to start 2019? Cynthia Ransley (’15) shares a few of her favorite places to source some new thoughts online.
I spend a good part of each day searching for thoughtful mental health content for MSP’s social media. There is plenty to choose from – every major (and plenty of minor) news and information outlets weigh in on everything from the difficulty of grad school to avoiding social isolation. Having time to read so much each day is a dream for me. In years past, as a student or stay-at-home mom (SAHM in the biz), I never had the time or the energy to delve into so many thoughts and ideas on a daily basis.
Over the past three years, I have curated a list of the most reliable sources for articles worth reading. Reliable sources regularly produce engaging articles about or relating to psychology – the kind of articles I want to discuss or dissect with a friend. Below are a few favorites.
The British Psychological Society Research Digest – Excellent source for what’s new in psychology research, beautifully written (“New findings suggest post-traumatic growth may often be illusory”).
Medium – Member written articles on a huge variety of topics (“The Total Incompatibility of Mindfulness and Busyness”).
Greater Good Magazine – “Science-based insights for a meaningful life” pretty much sums it up, with free exercises and courses to try.
Ravishly – More personal essays, with depth (“It Took Me Years to Realize I Deserve Good Things”) and plenty of personality (“It’s Ok for Your Kids To Say No to Things”).
Cynthia Ransley, MA is Communications Coordinator for MSP. On a slightly more personal note, she wholeheartedly recommends making Positive.News, The Book of Life, and Brain Pickings part of your daily routine whenever possible. Email her ([email protected]) with your recommendations.