Why giving up doesn’t work

Provided by Bobbie Herron from Aloft with Inspiration A few weeks ago I posted a piece called “Final Chapter…” At the time I had every reason to believe that I would need to discontinue my blog, sketching, teaching art, reading for pleasure…all the activities that had given meaning to my life thusfar, all because of... Continue Reading →

Finding My Voice

Provided by Danielle Davis from The Nurse's Heart “Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.” - Rebecca Campbell A recent realization I have had is that I struggle with using my voice or "speaking my truth." I know I am not alone in this. I... Continue Reading →

Dissatisfaction: A User’s Guide

Provided by Marushka from Skeleton At The Feast There are many good arguments on behalf of contentment. I am in fact completely in favor of contentment, so if you find yourself at peace with your life please don’t read any further - because today I make the case for a creature called Dissatisfaction. What is this... Continue Reading →

How Is Sustainability An Ethical Decision?

Provided by Sarah Cole from PURC The Principle Of Sustainability: There are numerous definitions of sustainability. Like, the ‘entropy principle’ of sustainability states that life on Earth should not use more energy each day than is supplied by the Sun every single day. Herman Daly proposed these three principles of sustainability: non-renewable resources should not... Continue Reading →

On Choosing Happiness

Provided by Anthony Garner from https://zenothestoic.com/ I believe on any number of counts, including personal experience, that we have the power to choose to be happy but that the road is not altogether straightforward. Our philosopher friends would tell us that happiness is a “quale” – one of a number of different “qualia” which we humans can... Continue Reading →

Philosophy: an art of living

Provided by Cleveland Philosophic Advisor As this is my first guest post for Pointless Overthinking, it seemed appropriate to talk about philosophy as a way of living. It’s such an interesting idea, and although it differs from how one (usually) hears philosophy discussed today, I’ve noticed the idea (1) in the ancient period of Western... Continue Reading →

Empathic Cross Wires During A Manic State

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from Scherezade’s Labyrinth *trigger warning: mental health will be discussed not as judgment against the sufferer but as observation of the caretaker* Last night was rough. Really rough; so rough in fact that I still feel it the next day as I’m writing this post. Actually, last night as I was enduring, I was... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On Anxiety

Written by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. Copyright 2019. My name is SnapDragon, and I have anxiety. (Hi, SnapDragon.) It sucks. But it’s true. The first time I realized the out-of-body, paranoid nervousness I felt was anxiety, was roughly seven years ago. It happened while I was teaching my high school English classes. It was... Continue Reading →

Moving Slowly in a Fast World

Provided by WTG from Walk the Goats The world feels fast: fast food, high-speed trains, supersonic planes. Tech companies move fast and break things. People want things now, resulting in instant Jell-O, instant messaging and Instant Pot. I’m slow. I read slowly, write slowly, learn slowly. I’m thorough; detail-oriented. This fault-line between my slow-motion style and the world’s... Continue Reading →

Is That All We Really Had To Say?!

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from Scherezade’s Labyrinth Being an introvert in the corporate workplace is hard, hell, it’s a feat, exhausting, daunting, cumbersome, all of the effing above yet we gotta work to make ends meet or at least make them, period. Hence, we introverts go out into the working world with plastered on smiles, fake idle conversation,... Continue Reading →

Reality Check!

Provided by Madhvi from madhviledwani Hola everyone! How’s you guys? It’s been a hard week for me, having a job will be so tough I never knew. It’s been two months I started working, and I realized everyone here is searching to have a good job and studying for it. But now when I work, I know it... Continue Reading →

SnapDragon Speaks: On Authenticity

Written by SnapDragon X. All rights reserved. Copyright 2019.  Hello, love. I’m SnapDragon. You don’t have to be around me for very long to realize that above all else, I value authenticity. I also have a pretty keen radar for fakeness. People may say the “right” things, but the proof is in the pudding, friends.... Continue Reading →

Apologies, How Many Of Us Had One?

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from Scherezade’s Labyrinth Property of Scherezade Ozwulo How many of us had a true apology? How did you feel after? Was it worth the energy of the offender to offer? Reading one of those damned “Dear…” letters, a letter writer wrote about petty passive aggression within the confines of four walls aka roomie drama;... Continue Reading →

Therapy Post: Insecure

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from Scherezade's Labyrinth Insecure is not the word I want to use, yet it is the word that had affected me yesterday. As much as I get those “no effs given” days, seems equal parts insecure days arrive to level the playing field. If that’s what is happening 🙄 I guess sometimes a... Continue Reading →

SELF CARE ISN’T SELFISH!

Provided by Madhvi from madhviledwani What you understand by self-care, is to maintain your cleanness or does is sound like to have a good manicure/ pedicure or blah blah. Self-care is not reflected by all these things, it justify that you must have a sound mind. It reflects you are healthy enough that your mind protects any... Continue Reading →

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