…rform better than placebo, simply because those studies are known to have a large placebo response. Research at Harvard Medical School has found that depressed people given dummy pills improved almost as much as people getting real drugs. A possible explanation is that a sense of hopelessness is one of the main characteristics of depression. As the researchers put it, it’s possible that the mere promise of an effective treatment helps to alleviate depression.
… into a brand and showcase it on photo-heavy platforms like Instagram, where imagery is everything. These “new witches” may paint a pretty picture, but most don’t practice or show what true rootwork is — time-consuming work that gets your hands dirty, a naturally beautiful type of magic that has little to do with surface trappings, but everything to do with spirit.
Listening makes it easy to handle difficult conversations well because you give the other person the opportunity to express themselves. And the feeling of having been heard makes the other more able to listen themselves.