Tea Time with Well Water
All links to do with wellbeing in this post. (Go on, groan.)
Tweeting about sexism could improve women’s wellbeing, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Social Psychology. The study suggests that a sense of “collective action” may be at the root of the benefits. […]
Don’t underestimate the catharsis and empowerment that can come simply from telling your story and having it accepted and believed, in a world where it is so often ignored or brushed off.
Those who argue that sharing these stories online prevents justice being done couldn’t be more wrong; indeed, the opposite is true. We live in a world in which many victims of sexual violence or discrimination are made to feel guilty, or blamed for their ordeals, or simply do not believe they will be taken seriously. It is this that holds them back from reporting, not the fact that an online forum is available to share their experiences. The women who share their stories online aren’t doing it instead of an official report they would otherwise have made; they are doing it to break what would previously have been silence.
Why We Must Offend Religion More I’ve always felt that those people who confess their incomprehension of John Lennon’s appeal for “no religion” in Imagine show their ignorance of history. Some ideas can hurt and enslave (and still continue to do so), and would have no merit whatsoever if stripped and separated from religion. (I do think there are some good ideas in some religions, yet many atheists have no problems practising values like compassion and inner strength with or without religious indoctrination. Surprising to religionists, atheists actually form the smallest “religious” group in prisons. My last caveat and personal truth is that religion and spirituality are easily separate things.)
Trying to keep the narcissist accountable is keeping you hooked Again, due to experience, I read pages on narcissists and dealing with narcissists so I don’t ever try to normalise or justify narcissistic behavior again when I see it. This page touched me deeply because those who spend too much time with narcissists usually develop a severely warped outlook on what they are “allowed” to become. Our lesson is to break out of these prisons:
One of the largest fundamental lessons of life, and intense learning curves that we are forced to face as a result of narcissistic abuse is this: People can be and do whatever they want to be and do. This lesson of acceptance is one of the most essential when recovering from narcissistic abuse.
Just as mass-produced foods were beginning to appear, and decades before the whole-food movement became popular, Cayce was issuing warnings. He repeatedly stated that refined foods, sugars, red meat, and fried food were generally harmful to the body. “What we think and what we eat—combined together,” Cayce said, “make what we are, physically and mentally.”
Shungite not for sissies This page re-reads what this stone is capable of, and it’s more fascinating to me than what other resources have said about this unusual structure of carbon. The first time I beheld a shungite pyramid, my entire body trembled in awe. (Friends said I looked like I was in ecstasy.) Shungite is my boyfriend, y’all.
If a woman isn’t interested in sex, the problem quite possibly isn’t with her Needs spelling out for some, I guess.
Goghing, Goghing, Gone Because laughter is the best medicine. This link nearly gave me an overdose.