Sarah Hunter

Sarah Hunter is a psychology graduate who has spent the last few years working in the student support sector. Having recently moved to Toronto from the UK, she hopes to use the opportunity to follow her dreams of becoming a writer. Find her at:

Sarah Hunter
Why are we so much more likely to get depression & anxiety than our ancestors? Genetics? Environment? Because the diagnosis didn't exist?

5 Reasons Your Ancestors Didn’t Have Depression and Anxiety and You Do

By 2020, according to the World Health Organization, depression is set to be the second most disabling condition in the world after heart disease. This widespread illness affects people regardless of their background, nationality, sex or wealth. Statistics suggest 3.1% of the U.S. population were diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder in 2015. However, the true …

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A Core Secret of Happiness: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

We are all guilty of it. “She is more successful than me”. “He is more popular than me”. “They are having more fun than me”. Sound familiar? Comparisons cut through the wires in our brains, creating fissions where happiness can seep out. I recently participated in a psychology experiment at the University of Toronto – …

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In 1988, Grete Winton came across a scrapbook in her attic. Inside, she found startling evidence of a history her husband had told her nothing about...

He Kept His Story Quiet For Five Decades. Then His Wife Found His Scrapbook In The Attic.

What would you do if, when packing for a holiday, your friend called and told you there had been a change of plans? A serious change of plans, and they needed your help. This is exactly what happened to the late Nicholas Winton. In 1938, the then 29 year old English stockbroker diverted from his …

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