Origins of Loneliness
What comes to mind when we think of the word alone? Loneliness, boredom, sadness, fear, or misery? Some others might even say; peace, solitude, privacy, or tranquillity.
Why Most Self-Help Books Don’t Work
It seems to ignore the readers current level of capacity to carry those recommended goals and aspirations through. We all have different levels of current capacity which have been dictated by our natural temperament, previous experiences
Benefits of Solitude
The relationship we have with ourselves is the most important relationship we’ll ever have. The internal love and stability we have cultivated within sets up the relationship we’ll have with others.
Gaslighting is the intention to manipulate someone to corroborate with a perspective, thereby denying their perception of reality, memories or sanity
Why We ‘Other’?
To ‘other’ another person or group of people is to highlight and acknowledge differences. We can ‘other’ based on a person or group’s identity or ideology, such as skin colour, sexual orientation, religion, political views, etc.
Choosing Safe People
Safe people meet us with equity, acceptance, compassion, and empathy. They are willing to grow and learn from their shortcomings and mistakes. There are many pleasant people in this world, but just because people are nice, well-meaning
How to Forgive and Let Go of Resentment
Forgiveness and letting go of resentment, pain and perhaps thoughts of revenge. It is a decision we make to be at peace. We can decide to no longer let someone else’s actions impact how we feel about ourselves or the injustice we experienced.
Why Are Many of Us Prone to Pessimism?
Pessimism is the tendency towards negative thinking and to focus on negative outcomes. When we are pessimistic we are inclined to see the detrimental aspect of a situation, a person, or an event.
Boredom During the Pandemic
As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, many people are experiencing boredom, especially since most of us have been mandated to work from home and self-isolate.
Toxic Masculinity & Toxic Femininity: Finding the Balance
The concepts of Toxic Masculinity and Toxic Feminity are the stereotypical gendered norms, such as “boys will be boys,” “real men don’t cry,” “men don’t discuss their feelings,” “women should be polite and passive,” or “a women’s desirability is based on youth and external appearance.”