How not to cry

Okay, now hold it together You’re overreacting, can’t you see? You feel hurt, embarrassed, angry But that’s no cause for tears Is it?   Clench your fists, hard Feel those nails dig in to your palm That’s it, that’ll stop the flow Before it starts No one needs to know How they’ve hurt you  …

The Law of Attraction – the narcissist’s handbook

We’ve all heard about the law of attraction. What you put out, you get back. You attract what you are inside of you. If you are positive the world will be positive. We are told things like ‘this is a universal law’. There will be a lot of talk about energy, and karma, and so…

Late bloomers

A late bloomer is a person whose talents or capabilities are not visible to others until later than usual. The term is used metaphorically to describe a child or adolescent who develops slower than others in their age group, but eventually catches up and in some cases overtakes their peers, or an adult whose talent…

Bullying – why does it happen?

As long as people have been around, there have been bullies, and their victims. We like to think that we are becoming more civilized, but some things never seem to change, in spite of laws and rules of conduct. I believe that there are certain aspects of human behaviour that are so deeply ingrained that…

Why do people gossip?

Gossip is a bad word. We shake our heads and do not approve. So why do we do it? There are a lot of reasons given for gossip. In some contexts, gossip can be seen as positive. In the work place it can keep lines of communication open, foster a sense of community, and helps…