I think, it depends how you look at it and what mindsets influence how you perceive the term and any words you might associate with it. I see it as a gift if it's not confused with social isolation or loneliness. These things are social withdrawal in its extreme form... and they're not always voluntary. … Continue reading Social withdrawal: Gift or punishment?
To truly master of the art of not being offended, we must be able to see that every statement, action and reaction of another human being is the sum result of THEIR total life experience to date. In other words, the majority of people in our world say and do what they do from their … Continue reading Learn the fine art of not being offended
What's your rejection story? Being left out of a work meeting? Not getting that promotion you applied for? Being dumped? Not being invited to lunch with friends and finding out everyone else was there? Being snubbed by strangers? Being unfriended on Facebook? Having family not include you? Your business idea was ridiculed? Your services were … Continue reading Rejection hurts, but it also hurts the rejector
Bitch: this word is a gut reaction arising from deeply engrained stereotypes. We all need to question that reaction a little bit more the next time we hear a crazy bitch narrative about women - whether at work, in politics, in entrepreneurship. We even need question it's evil little sister: Bossy. Bossy is the substitute … Continue reading It’s hard out there for a bitch
I've just read Susan Pinker's fantastic book, The Village Effect: Why Face-to-face Contact Matters. It'll make you rethink the way you live your life & approach your health. According to Julianne Holt-Lunstad's 2010 research, the thing that's most likely to reduce your risk of dying is social integration (on multiple levels, both strong & weak … Continue reading The Secret to Living Longer May Be Your Social Life
Has the world gone mad? Are you afraid of what might happen? Understanding how our brains work will help us create a less polarised, more inclusive world where we ALL feel safer. It's not that hard, just start with these things: Sleep properly and for long enough Eat well and don't starve your brain Breathe … Continue reading Are We on the Brink of a Global Emotional Crisis?