Anxiety and depression each have their own dominant philosophy. When we are anxious, we suffer the extreme that everything matters; when we are depressed, we suffer the extreme that nothing matters.
Anxiety, depression and decisions
We all have unresolved situations. Our job is to tell the difference between things we choose to do something about, and things we choose to get used to.
Do you want to be right, or do you want to have friends?
If we need to be right all the time, then we may get our own way. But, in the process, we may miss the chance to help others and make friends.
Our suffering psychology, and how therapy works
Part of mental health is responding appropriately to our own suffering, keeping faith in our ability to take corrective action.
Mental illness: supporting your recovery
Recovery from mental illness requires wise maintenance.
Be good, but be yourself too
Morality and ethics should be flexible enough to allow for our individual character. Otherwise ‘being good’ can make us miserable.