What is the value of a healthy mental, emotional, and physical state of being? How do you find an appropriate balance between confidence and humility, or create personal boundaries that protect your wellbeing but still allow growth and healthy interaction? The answers are individual to each of us, though I imagine at their deepest roots they all grow from a common pool fed by the desire for love and safety.
I write out of quiet desperation. I write out of self-preoccupation. Out of wonder, out of frustration. I write for the same reason that so many of us are compelled to have children, so that some part of my conscious self might live on after my body wastes away. I write secretly to the one … Continue reading Why I write
In 1969, Psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published a book outlining five key steps in the grieving process. Decades later, these five steps have entrenched themselves almost ubiquitously into western society’s understanding of grief, with references to them occurring in everything from academic research to pop culture. Flash-forward to 2015—another psychologist, Per Espen Stoknes, has published his … Continue reading Psyched out—the mental barriers that prevent us from solving global problems