Lists – how to start writing for mental health.
Some clients write a lot: morning pages, books, screenplays, complaints, memories. Some others do not, but they would like to start because every corner of social media advertises the benefits of journaling for personal development. Is writing so enlightening and necessary? Ancient philosophers seemed happy walking and talking simultaneously, but then they started writing. Nevertheless, […]
Avocado – are you good enough?
Avocados exist on a spectrum. Avocados are unapologetically hard on one end of the spectrum; we call them not ripe enough. Somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, avocados become suitable to eat, later changing into a mushy, rotten, sad existence. Various people like avocados in different stages of development. Some like them a little […]
The unknown – the insight into unconsciousness
Someone recently reminded me of the Johari Window concept, created by psychologists Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1916–1995) in 1955. The idea has become a heuristic exercise used by the corporate sector to improve individuals' effectiveness and allow them to fit better into a working environment. Any exercise or concept disconnected from its theoretical […]