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Let’s Stop Calling It “Political Correctness”

The term "Political correctness" makes me think of politics. But it’s not really about politics, is it? It’s about humanity and love and inclusion. Allowing everyone to feel comfortable. To allow everyone to belong; truly belong in their own world and communities. In her book Braving the Wilderness, Brene Brown calls "political correctness" something else;… Continue reading Let’s Stop Calling It “Political Correctness”

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Start a Friendship with Yourself

I won't pretend to be an expert on friendship! But I will try to explain that if the terms self-love, self-care, and self-compassion (etc.) don't resonate with you, then perhaps the term Friendship will sit better with you... Friends or Friendship is defined as "a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,… Continue reading Start a Friendship with Yourself

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Think About It

It’s Forgetting Who You Are That Causes Pain

There is a lot of pain in forgetting. If we were able to readily remember all that we've ever felt, seen, heard, tasted, or experienced, we would probably feel a lot less pain because we'd have the power of knowing...

Knowledge is comforting, at times. Knowing who we are, what we've done, and what we're capable of goes a long way in removing fear, worry, and pain.

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The Truth About The Years Of Our Lives

The On Purpose podcast by Jay Shetty discussed how we go through "seasons" in life: Learn, Experiment, Perform, Struggle, Thrive. I also watched an episode of The Big Bang Theory where Leonard got a letter from his brother explaining all the great things that he had achieved. Leonard then started thinking about his own life… Continue reading The Truth About The Years Of Our Lives

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Certainties and Uncertainties in Life

Today I was thinking: we all have our certainties and our uncertainties. Let me explain... We found out that a girl at work was married, aged 25. Some of the girls were shocked but then I thought about the many (more than I once expected) people I knew from school who are now married with… Continue reading Certainties and Uncertainties in Life

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Think About It: Stop Forcing Your Life

*Think About It posts are shorter, snippet shares to think about*   One of my problems is that I can get caught up trying to force things to be what I want them to be, or to mean something deeper than what it actually does. And, of course, this sets me up for failure and… Continue reading Think About It: Stop Forcing Your Life

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Think About It: Find Your Lifejacket

*Think About It posts are shorter, snippet shares to think about*   In order to survive low times, fear, indirection, uncertainty and the like, it's important to have a lifejacket. For me, when I was depressed and when I've been unemployed or in a difficult time in life, I've only survived it and kept my… Continue reading Think About It: Find Your Lifejacket

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Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

Our society's fear of truth and pain and realness and emotions and depth divides us. It separates us and says "you feel your bad feelings and I'll lighten the mood because I'm afraid of feeling it with you." It denies empathy and keeps things at an arm's length. This is why I hate it. If… Continue reading Think About It: You Don’t Have to Lighten The Mood

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Think About It: When Was The Last Time You Were Truly Happy In Life?

When was the last time you were truly happy and content with life? For me, it was when I was 16-18 years old, doing the International Baccalaureate (college/ A-level equivalent) at school. That was 6 years ago. Why? I think it's because of the following...   Friendships In senior school, I wasn't fully myself. I… Continue reading Think About It: When Was The Last Time You Were Truly Happy In Life?