Where the Science of Psychology Meets the Art of Being Human

And Talking About It

One of the best things about being human is that pretty amazing things can happen when we share ‘stuff’. This is a big part of what Hey Sigmund is about. We love conversation and we’d love you to join.

We all have a story to tell. Every single one of us. Everyone has loved, lost and learnt. It’s part of being human. Nothing feels better than hearing from somebody else who’s been there. If you have a story to tell or some wisdom you’ve picked up along the way, we would love you to share it here – you’ll never know how many people will be needing to hear exactly what you have to say. Conversations make a difference. We are happy to consider any submission that fits under our banner of being human … that should be broad enough for you!

The integrity of the information on Hey Sigmund is really important to us. Because of this, we only publish guest articles that are written from expertise or personal experience. If you work in the area you are writing about or have personal experience with the issue you are discussing, we’d love to hear from you. We don’t publish articles written by representatives of SEO companies for the purpose of providing backlinks. 

Please send your submission to karen@heysigmund.com. 

Who Did You Have to Be For Your Father?
27th October, 2016

Who Did You Have to Be For Your Father? (by Paul Graves)

It’s a simple question I heard on the Timothy Ferriss podcast. It was a recent episode featuring Tony Robbins. At first, I thought “Huh?” Turns out Tony uses this question to uncover internal conflicts. To find the things we beat ourselves up for without knowing why. The high standards we yearn to achieve, but seldom do. Why are the standards there in the first place? Why do we expect so much from ourselves?

My darkest bipolar episode. And a music video
28th September, 2016

My darkest bipolar episode. And Music (by Sarah Jickling)

At sixteen, my best friend and I started a band. We were two quiet, nerdy, never been kissed teenagers who wanted desperately to have an adventure. Though we technically lived in the retirement town of White Rock, British Columbia, we spent most of our time in our own worlda world that from an outsiders point of view could only be described as very cute

Postpartum Depression - The Overwhelming Emotions Nobody Told Me Came With the Baby
6th June, 2016

Postpartum Depression – The Overwhelming Emotions Nobody Told Me Came With the Baby (by Jenn Shehata)

In my nursing school maternity rotation, I remember briefly talking about the “baby blues”. It sounded so benign and universal, like a shadowy cloud quickly drifting through the sky, crying a few tears as the hormones crash. In my mental health rotation, the idea of postpartum psychosis seemed like a rare anomaly on the opposite end of the spectrum.  

Anxiety in Public - Avoiding the Spotlight
21st March, 2016

Anxiety in Public—Avoiding the Spotlight (by Lara Fraser)

When my anxiety first hit, I would have anxiety attacks in public frequently. In church, youth group, grocery stores, school, family events, and so on. If you know anything about panic attacks, you know it is not something you want to happen in public. I’ll give you brief overview: shaking, rapid breathing, suffocating feeling, crying, and sweating. Definitely not a pleasant ordeal, especially not in public where anyone can see it.

What is Bravery? Can Surrendering Be Brave? (By Kelli Walker)
1st February, 2016

What is Bravery? Can Surrendering Be Brave? (By Kelli Walker)

When trials and tribulations inevitably occur in life, we tend to want to fight them. According to our society and our customs, fighting tooth and nail against adversity is the “brave” or “courageous” thing to do. However, while fight and grit certainly have their place, even with anxiety, sometimes surrendering is best and it can take just as much bravery as fighting.

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