• Creating uniqueness is a hoax

    The power of control I start with two quotes that to me highlight the same thing. They both tell us how the power of control can stand in the way of being able to truly share love. Being present in a too self-conscious way is a form of control to…

  • The virtue of anxiety

    The virtue of anxiety Yesterday I told my therapist to be grateful for having experienced severe anxieties. Maybe a bit less grateful for it to have lasted so long, I will admit that. The many years with extreme forms of Anxiety, OCD, Social Phobia, Depression and PTSD ¬†totally sucked. They…

  • Loss needs sense

    The Leftovers A few years ago I watched the HBO series ‘The Leftovers’. I think I never saw a¬† more impressive series than this one because of its intensity and depth in a psychological way. The reason I blog it is because it came to my attention again this week,…

  • When you make each other smile

    Cognitive dissonance   Cognitive Dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values simultaneously -Leon Festinger, 1957   Everyone likes consistency. It creates harmony in our minds. But when you run into cognitive dissonance this harmony will be…