'Zero': Practicing kindness in life and in love

Film / Reviews Apr 23, 2020

'Zero': Practicing kindness in life and in love

by Mark Schilling

In Japan, people with mental illnesses have long been stigmatized, marginalized and isolated from broader society. In 2009, documentary filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda released “Mental,” a film about Masatomo Yamamoto, an elderly psychiatrist in Okayama Prefecture who respected his patients as individuals and built close ...

How to be alone but not lonely in a distant coronavirus world

National / Social Issues Apr 8, 2020

How to be alone but not lonely in a distant coronavirus world

Coronavirus anxiety is real. With restrictions tied to the coronavirus outbreak leaving millions confined to their homes, even those who call themselves introverts are feeling the effects of quarantine on the body and mind. Does someone feeling edgy, constantly or obsessively checking news updates, losing sleep, ...

No parties, no problem: Introverts don't mind sheltering at home

World Apr 6, 2020

No parties, no problem: Introverts don't mind sheltering at home

With her painting, baking and near-constant gardening, Stephanie Hollowell kept busy at home even before efforts to stem the coronavirus pandemic meant she had to stay inside the Dallas, Texas house she calls her little kingdom. She didn't invite people to come taste her prize-winning ...