Solitude is taking time for oneself. We all need solitude whether we are single, in a relationship, or have a family. Solitude is essential for our personal well-being and the health of our interpersonal relationships. Solitude allows us time to rejuvenate and get in touch with ourselves; it is needed by everyone, regardless of their nature; introverts tend to require more solitude, but even the most extroverted individuals benefit from time with themselves. [Read more…]
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
~ Dr. Seuss
“To thine own self be true.”
~ Shakespeare [Read more…]
Saas-Fee, what to say? For three intense weeks, I called you home. After waking to the sound of cow bells each day, I got ready to step out into the crisp morning mountain air. Making my way down to breakfast, I strolled alongside the fields of wildflowers, gazing at the 360° alpine view, I was filled with a sense of freshness and awe. The hills of Saas-Fee certainly are alive!
Most mornings I was excited and energized, eagerly awaiting the offerings of the day. But there were also days when weariness took over my body and mind. Slowly sipping coffee with my classmates, we would try to delay the day’s happenings. But, no matter how tired I felt, once I was back up the hill and settled into the EGS classroom, it was easy to remember why I came. [Read more…]
This exercise was introduced to me by my teacher of Social and Developmental Issues in Psychology. It seems to be a common exercise in art therapy, and it’s easy to see why; it can give a very insightful look into one’s interpersonal relationships with other individuals and within social groups. [Read more…]