Experiencing connection is a human need and friendship is one way to feel connected. But it seems that as adults we are not that great at forming and maintaining friendships. Read my thoughts on the matter on Tiny Buddha.
Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Those are great guidelines on the things we should probably keep to ourselves and not say out loud. But what about the pain we cause by NOT saying anything? Read on to see what I mean.
If you follow my insta account, you will know that I am partial to 'words of wisdom quotes' (I am aware that some people think they are just meaningless platitudes but I happen to love them - mostly). But there is one that really winds me up. And that is anything along the lines of "never give up". Quite naturally, given how often I have quit things in my life, I guess. Read on to find out why I think it's bullshit - and not just because I personally may feel criticized for my choices ;-)
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge fan of self-development. I truly believe that we never stop learning. But I realize also that the love for self-development and personal growth might turn into the belief that something is wrong with us. In my article that is now available on Elephant Journal, I write about how my (subconscious) belief that I was broken affected me in various ways.
I was never sporty. As a kid I was good at running but that was about it. I hated any sports with balls (and did the thing of closing my eyes when a ball was thrown at me ... LOL). Mostly, I didn't even really try because I worried about looking stupid.
Even my back pain - which started in my late twenties - wasn't motivation enough to get more active.
This month's blog post is about what has changed in the last few months.