How often do you take time to go out for an hour long walk? To just sit out in nature doing nothing but contemplating and enjoying the silence? I’m sure there are a few of you who indulge in this luxury regularly, but most of us don’t make time for solitude on a daily basis. For some, it’s too much of a luxury: the struggle of daily existence is too close to survival level to even think about an hour alone in nature.
This is very much how i seem to feeling…
In the first study of its kind, researchers have asked people to describe in their own words what it’s like to live with Avoidant Personality Disorder – a diagnosis defined by psychiatrists as “a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation”. Like all personality disorder diagnoses, AVPD is controversial, with some critics questioning whether it is anything other than an extreme form of social phobia.
To shed new light on the issue, lead author Kristine D. Sørensena, a psychologist, twice interviewed 15 people receiving outpatient treatment for AVPD: 9 women, 6 men, with an average age of 33, and none of them in work. Writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, the researchers said the overarching theme to emerge from the in-depth interviews was the participants’ struggle to be a person. “They felt safe when alone yet lost in their…
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Living a simple life is about paring back, so that you have space to breathe. It’s about learning to live with less, because you realize that having more and doing more doesn’t lead to happiness. It’s about finding joys in the simple things, and being content with solitude, quiet, contemplation and savoring the moment.
Life is beutiful. Life is now. You have everthing you need and you were given all the tools to succeed your way. Just a mtter of using them well and not letting them go to waste. Starting with your motivation and your strength. Hope. So very useful tools, so taken for granted when they could take you increadible places. If you let them. Go. Go ahead and realise your true potential. Because you deserve this.
I’m going to share some ways I’ve been trying to move more deliberately — none of them new to me or you, but more of a coming back to what I know to be helpful. We’re always coming back.
Sitting still isn’t really my thing. I prefer to be moving and on the go. And yet, in those rare moments where stillness is achieved, it is unquestionably refreshing and something of which I want more.
“Calmness is the cradle of power.”
Josiah Gilbert Holland
I’ve tried to meditate in the past, but it seemed that every physical discomfort that was coaxed into submission was brought back to life with a vengeance. There was no calm, no peace, just a hyper-awareness of the pain in my knees, ankles, hips, shoulders and neck.
“The best cure for the body is a quiet mind.”
One of my struggles with meditation was knowing what to do and what not to do, what to think or not think. Was thinking to be avoided? Isn’t meditation about the pursuit of an empty mind? Impossible.
“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak.”
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When you were younger did you think you would have it all figured out by the age you are now? Are you having a quarter-life crisis? Maybe you just drank a whole bottle of wine and cried into a pizza, before devouring the whole thing and binging Making a murderer on Netflix? Or maybe all your friends are getting married or having babies and you’re still struggling to find a date for your plus one? Welcome to my life!
Every day at my job in the restaurant I get asked “So what do you ACTUALLY do?” I try not to get offended when people ask; as hard as that is. I want to say, “thats ACTUALLY none of your business”. What I really say is “I’m still figuring some stuff out” which is true, but frustrating nonetheless.
Society teaches us that we should grow up, choose our career path at…
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The ingenuity of people is truly amazing. Just take a look at this amazing school bus conversion. How is it even possible?
Mira and Jeremy Von Thompson took an ordinary school bus and transformed it into an extraordinary tiny home. According to Von Thompson Creative, Mira grew up loving art, while her husband grew up with a passion for carpentry. Although Mira’s love for art did not translate into traditional paint and canvas forms, she discovered she had a gift for creating spaces.
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The Von Thompsons made sure to include beautiful windows in their space. They used round, square and octagons for the various windows.
A full-sized kitchen makes cooking for a family of three simple. The refrigerator is a…
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