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Practicing Cultural Questioning
I was listening to a webinar on disordered eating recently and the presenter said that she encouraged everyone to practice cultural questioning as a tactic to aid in overcoming eating disorders.
Wow, I thought. Is that the term for that? Bring it on!
While culture has many benefits there are certainly cultural disadvantages! We are brought up to conform to certain ways of being, thinking, self-expression, attitudes, biases, discrimination and more, from such a young age, that we just accept it for "who I am". Yet blind acceptance can be catastrophic...
Bee Great This Christmas... And in 2020!
A story of kindness amid the Summer's heat in Australia is so touching. A little bee sat. Obviously tired, barely moving. The bee sat delicately on a garment on the clothesline. Bushfires had polluted the air all around, there was a dire lack of rain and this little guy needed some water!
Luckily a human noticed! The bee was gently put into a bowl of water that had been laid out for the birds. The bee began drinking the water, safely protected from drowning by the garment. He began to look more vibrant..
For so many people who stop drinking alcohol, the benefits are very welcome! Increased clarity, increased energy levels, better complexion, weight loss, improved work performance etc.
So the question is, why do so many of us in society rely on alcohol for relaxation, socialisation and stress relief?
Why not use this time to spoil yourself with delicious and enticing drinks! There are always non-alcoholic wines, sparkling apple or grape juice, lemon and lime bitters etc. that you can enjoy...
Meta-emotions are emotions that we feel in response to another initial emotions.
Here are some examples... we may feel foolish because we got angry and displayed an angry outburst. Or we may feel sad and cry, and then feel angry about being made to feel sad.
So what can we do to maintain more emotional equilibrium amongst these layers of emotions? ...