Love is my religion — I could die for that — I could die for you. My Creed is Love and you are its only tenet. John Keats, Love Letter to Fanny Brawne In an 1819 letter, a young poet John Keats, famously said to the “love of his life” Fanny Brawne that love isContinue reading “Building Gods: On Creating Comfort in Chaos”
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When things fall apart: Finding well-being in the world of Brexit
Society is our extended mind and body. Alan Watts Throughout philosophy, we find an inextricable link between ourselves and the society of which we are a part of. Many thinkers have expounded upon the theory that, society is not merely the room in which we find ourselves – an external force that interacts with usContinue reading “When things fall apart: Finding well-being in the world of Brexit”
When The Clowns Are Silent: It And The Horrors of Unspoken Trauma
Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. Stephen King Anybody that knows me well will be aware that I am a great lover of horror fiction. In fact, so much so, my degree dissertation was on Gothic literature specifically. It is hard to say where thisContinue reading “When The Clowns Are Silent: It And The Horrors of Unspoken Trauma”
Expectations: A barrier to progress?
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope In taking the steps I have towards training as a counsellor and therapist, there is one thing that almost stopped me in my tracks. The biggest hurdle I have had to pass in reaching this point is nothing more than myContinue reading “Expectations: A barrier to progress?”