This quote, “Pain is Inevitable – Suffering is Optional”, is not easy to attribute to the originator, but some think it may derive from Buddhist traditional philosophy, and it certainly fits, regardless. The quote, and what it can mean, is also one of the most powerful metaphors to be heard and explored in the therapy room. This short post explores for you the reader, some of its potency. Continue reading “Pain is Inevitable – Suffering is Optional” »
You will be aware anxiety is a potent emotion; we’ve all felt it. It can be useful, and it can also be devastating!
When I poll readers, most say ‘anxiety’ is the condition they wish to know more about. So here are some thoughts – about thoughts that can lead to the emotional state we know as anxiety. Continue reading “Is Your Anxiety Necessary?” »
Or, was it what I thought, that led to what I was feeling?
“Philip” gets up every morning determined to do all the things he promised himself he’d do yesterday and ends most days frustrated and fed up because he’s not making any progress. Phil’s wife has a stressful job and sometimes needs a lot of support; their one year old son is just like most babies and, rewarding though it is, takes a lot of time and energy. Continue reading “The Entrepreneur” »
Where are you going?
What are you aiming for?
Will you be happy then? Continue reading “Are we there yet?” »