Forgetting can be healthy. Traditions, cultures, loyalties and rewards are built on remembering, but then so are feuds, vendettas, comeuppance and hatred. All things considered, isn't remembering is vastly over-rated? Someone should speak up for forgetting, it's a much-needed talent.
There is no such thing as a ‘communication breakdown’. We here about it all time time, but I think this is a an inaccurate and limiting term which does more harm than good. Here’s why.
A core idea driving this blog is that we reclaim our psychological and spiritual wellbeing. To do this we normalise much of what has been seen as ‘mental health issues’, accepting that unhappiness and its derivatives are part of life, and relearn the tolerance and skills that will help us through them. This is a big subject, and one which affects us all. There is much we can do for ourselves.
Being in the doldrums was originally a problem for sailors. A wily captain would have to take action to prevent the problem becoming a calamity.
Elbert Hubbard, the American writer, philosopher and wit, said "Life [...]
If you want to get more done, check your habits. Routines are great for getting things done, but they can also severely limit us.
Struggle is self-reinforcing, so here are some thoughts if you would rather move forward instead of fighting with yourself.
...it doesn't mean you have to. Being able to do [...]
A sudden icy blast can be misleading. When we have noticed positive change and our hopes are building, anything that feels like a setback can be demoralising. But its just the ebb and flow of life, not a disaster.
Depression deserves our disdain. It responds to the right treatment, yet we continue to treat it with outdated methods.