Skip to Navigation

Things may be hopeless, but that doesn’t mean they’re impossible.

I think I got this idea from Paul Watzlawick (his brilliant book is entitled The Situation Is Hopeless, But Not Serious: The Pursuit of Unhappiness).

No matter where it came from, is it really that bad when things are hopeless? Not always. It can happen that we FEEL things are hopeless, so we say they are hopeless, but that’s an expression of how we feel, not a reflection of how things are.

What do you think? Share your thoughts...

Latest from the blog

The Thursday Webinar – Depression and what to do about It

webinar, optimism, depression

When I talk about depression in a dismissive or disrespectful tone, it is because we need to dismiss the ideas that are getting in the way of helping people who suffer from depression.

Continue reading

We’ve been Talking About It Ever Since the Garden of Eden

Tend your garden

Our language is littered with gardening metaphors. I suppose that’s because we have been in contact with the earth throughout human history and that connection has shaped many of our expressions.

It has also given us an innate understanding of how to help things grow and flourish in all areas of our lives, and the things that need weeding out if our relationships are to continue to provide nourishment and beauty year after year.

Continue reading
FREE DOWNLOAD - Get it now.

How to be more Resilient

Get my super-helpful guide '9 Steps to Resilience' absolutely FREE, when you subscribe to my newsletter.

Understand the steps to resilience and you can develop the ability to cope with problems and setbacks with less stress and more confidence.
close-link
%d bloggers like this: