We don’t think of the fact that, as human beings, we don’t live in laboratories and so there are 1000’s of variable at play in each of our lives, even when we might have some big things in common. These variables will result in a wide variety of responses to similar events and experiences.
Consider ways in which another person could have the same goals as you, or goals that you would admire, and still make decisions and act in ways that appear contrary to you.
It sucks to find out that something you said or did hurt another person. It is scary to be accused of something that you didn’t do, or didn’t mean to do. It’s disheartening and sometimes enraging to be labelled a ‘bad person.’ But you are not alone.
work very hard to maintain the stance that each person knows their own self and situation best, and, as long as no one is at risk of being harmed, there is no one “right” decision.
The skills to stand up for oneself, to confront others, or to do ones own work are necessary ones and worthwhile developing.
Part I- Other People's Possessions, Successes & Talents
We all need support at some point in our lives. We don't have to get it exactly right but we can get better at this!
Most heterosexual, cis-gender parents don’t spend much time imagining the possibility that their child’s sexuality may be different from their own. This is a mistake.
Social anxiety is an increasingly common phenomenon.Some people feel that they’ve always been this way, others feel like their fears seemed to show up unexpectedly and have affected them ever since.
It doesn’t have to be world class. We don’t have to re-create Paris, but we can make small affordable changes, even in our wintery city. These changes can make a big difference to creating a sense of belonging for the residents of this city.