At the beginning of this century, mental health specialists in various countries predicted that, by 2020, depression would be the second cause of disability in the population. This prediction was fulfilled and exceeded as it was one of the consequences of the recent pandemic. In total, every 40 seconds, a person takes their own life somewhere in the world.
The women of ancient times in the Americas, before the arrival of the Europeans, performed various functions in society; they were shamans, cooks, writers, rulers and midwives. They considered marriage as an essential ritual activity, where they shared with their husband all social and religious functions, especially those related to agricultural fertility rites. Being mothers was part of all the important activities to preserve the divine environment of which they were a part until the end of their lives.
General Ignacio Zaragoza was born in Bahía del Espíritu Santo, today the city of Goliad, Texas. Shortly after the war of independence of that state in 1836, the Zaragoza family went to live in Mexico and Ignacio joined the armed forces in his new country of residence.
Years ago people said a phrase “no one teaches you to be a mother or father” and did what they could. Over time, pedagogical theories began to spread, different models of education, consultancies of all kinds, and medical science advanced so much that childhood became stronger. In our days those who decide to undertake motherhood or fatherhood have various tools to avoid improvising and provide their offspring with an accurate and promising future.
According to the dictionary, to kiss means to touch or oppress someone or something with a movement of the lips as an expression of love, desire, reverence, or as a greeting. Filematology is the unofficial science that studies kisses and investigates their origins, their meaning, the different types of kisses, the physical and mental reactions it provokes. The theory about the origin of the kiss says that it is a practice typical of humanity and arose as a result of breastfeeding or when babies had to be fed through the mouth.
In 2013, the Assembly of the United Nations, UN, established the International Day of Happiness, to be celebrated on March 20; a call to all the people and institutions of the world, to recognize happiness as an inalienable right.
The hug is a human expression that motivates the highest thoughts; There is even a World Hug Day, to celebrate this sign of affection. He is credited with Kevin Zaborney, a pastor from the state of Michigan, United States; who cared for young offenders and thought that violent environments, lack of empathy and love for others, had led many young people to crime. He was also concerned about the few displays of affection that people show in public, even between families. So it occurred to him to create a day to hug and his community shared it. It was established in a United States calendar for the first time on January 21, 1986 and soon became popular and spread to the world.
Gestalt psychotherapy, according to its scholars, offers the technique called the empty chair for the purpose of healing conflicting emotions or unfinished business that could not be resolved with certain people and is very useful when it comes to absent loved ones. The exercise in therapy consists of sitting in front of an empty chair and imagining that the person with whom we have issues to resolve is sitting there and it is about talking as if they were listening. Many people have given testimonies of a liberating experience by expressing oppressed feelings and emotions to those who for various reasons could not say them in their real presence.
Medicine is one of the most complex professions, because the disease that is inherent to humanity is also one of its greatest concerns and the need to solve the ailments that periodically afflict it, is assumed by special people, and without time to lose, they try to solve ailments and face death day by day.