Our DPSN theme for November is ‘Power and privilege’ – we thought this would be timely given election season has just passed! Power and privilege can affect our lives in many ways; either because we have it, or because we don’t. We’ve asked our bloggers this month to share their thoughts on power and privilege, and how it shapes the world around them. We want to hear your thoughts on power and privilege too, so let us know in the comments below, or jump over to our Facebook page to join the conversation.
Yesterday I was reminded yet again how much pressure is put on people to expect to feel ‘up’ all the time and that, if they feel ‘down’ for some reason, there’s something wrong with them.
Someone I was talking to had had it suggested to them they see a doctor because they weren’t feeling too good. Of course a doctor would have probably prescribed anti-depressants to “even out’ their mood.
Our DPSN theme for October is ‘Pressure’. We’ve asked our bloggers to tell us their thoughts on pressure – be it at work, school, home, with friends or online. We want to know what they think of it, where they feel it and how they respond to it as well. We want to hear your thoughts on pressure too, so let us know in the comments below, or jump over to our Facebook page to join the conversation.
I recently read three very different takes on the world as it is now and how it compares to the past. One was this article in the Guardian, “The age of anger”, another Margaret Wheatley’s new book, “Who Do We Choose To Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity” and the third, a book by Magenta Pixie, “Masters of the Matrix: Becoming the Architect of Your Reality and Activating the Original Human Template”.
Sometimes I wonder if therapists, in general, have a bit of an image problem. So this month I decided to play the role of Agony Aunt.
It’s always something of a shock when well-known strangers like Charlotte Dawson kill themselves, although her death was back in 2014. I felt the same when Greg King suicided in November 2012.
They feel familiar and yet they’re not. You feel sad but there’s no relationship to mourn. Life goes on with nothing missing.
Perhaps there’s even a subconscious, yet obviously false, belief that someone so well-known would have something to live for. Everything even.
Our DPSN theme for August is ‘Connection’. Connection is a hugely important part of the human experience and this month we’ve asked our bloggers to reflect on how they connect to others, themselves or the world around them. We want to hear your thoughts on connection too, so let us know in the comments below, or jump over to our Facebook page to join the conversation.