From the moment we were born, we have needed a certain amount of order in our lives. We can train ourselves to tolerate some chaos, but also to be wise enough to make good choices.
Protecting ourselves against uncertainty
We are evolved with alarms to detect risk. But when those alarms go into overdrive, we can stop functioning so well. How can we protect ourselves against an excessively anxious response to life?
Mental health: coping with the conditional
Conditionality is an existential truth. It stems from our lack of knowledge. Without perfect knowledge, everything will seem to be conditional on something else. This
I can guarantee that today, as with all days, something will happen to ‘get in your way’. We are creatures of intention, and so it
Anxiety and control
There is a strong link between anxiety and control. If you think of anxiety as an uncertainty response, then it is understandable that it should
Developing your response to uncertainty
The dislike of uncertainty is a practical solution for a learning being. A growing child, keen to learn in a focused manner, will use their