Welcome to Hitchhiking to Healing

A weekly newsletter that will change the way you think about the mind and God

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Everything You do is an Act of Faith

Everything you do is an act of faith, by definition, because you don’t actually know the future. The most robust models predict incorrect outcomes - meteorology is a prime example. So it’s no wonder you struggle with anxiety. Anxiety is a complex phenomenon, which conceptually creates a fear

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Break Confirmation Bias

Confirmation bias is a feedback loop. You have an implicit bias, giving rise to a thought, which in turn confirms your bias. The key, isn’t to break the bias, but to test the thought against external data, so that the bias has no confirmation.If you ever wanted a

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Surrender is Self-Care

Self-care is every mental health bloggers favourite word. Scroll long enough through the catacombs of the feed, and it will pop up. I get it, and in many ways, I appreciate it. Caring for oneself allows you to thrive, and it grounds all the caring you do for other people.

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God is Woven Within Everything

Humans love deconstructing. It makes things easy to understand and identify problem areas. The inherent problem with deconstruction is that it fails to take into consideration that meaning is so often found in the whole, not the parts. You deconstruct the whole and of course the parts look meaningless, because

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It's Time to Participate

Truth. It's a word we use every day. We use it as a measuring stick when watching the news, to qualify our relationships, we even use it to expose 'not truth'. Many are quick to remark that truth is analogous to 'fact' - that which is true is factual. If

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Watch What You Do

The mind consumes pop psychology. True, a significant portion of psychology is centered around understanding mental processes; however, an often unknown facet by those outside of the psychology/cognitive science community is behaviour. Behaviour constitutes a large portion of the focus of psychology, as a parallel study to what happens

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I Don't Want Your Prayers

Imagine you're out in a paddock on a cold morning, with the sun warming your back as you kneel in the grass to pray. Before you even shut your eyes, you see the ominous figure of a storm cloud rolling over the knoll towards you with a vengeance. With one

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Listen to Understand, not Judge

I witnessed a man yesterday, wait so long for his coffee that by the time he received it he was literally, and yes, I mean to use that word, shaking. He was so infuriated by the apparent lack of orderliness, that he stood up and left having never even touched

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I’m at Peace With My Shame

As my life rolls on towards the inevitable chasm of thirty, I feel deeply conflicted. At 27 years of age, I have found a path of life that vibrates every molecule in my body at a frequency that one could only denote as divine. After many years of struggling through

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Quitting Dope.

As lockdown loomed, the introverts quietly clapped in the dark, as the extraverts froze as if the sun decided not to rise again. Instagram flooded with memes of people welcoming the forced isolation, finally providing a genuine excuse to be a homebody. It was an unprecedented time for the bulk