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Intelligent people and counsellors

You've noticed that you have a problem. Mental health, emotional health. Or you've reached out for support through a difficult time. First of all: well done! It takes a huge…

You’re not stupid

Stupid is a stupid word.   If you don't know something, you don't know it. You're not stupid because you don't know it. You can learn it. If you can't…

On the importance of downtime

It's terribly normal these days to be busy. Busy doing this, that, the other, and squeezing extra things in too. What gets squeezed out is downtime. Time when you're doing…

It’s not worth feeling angry, is it?

We've all been there. Something's happened and despite your best efforts you can't do anything about it now. You leave it in the past, or so you think. Whenever you…

Is ‘gifted’ a euphemism?

As much as 'gifted' means good things, it also implies not so good things. The autistic savant is highly gifted in one skill or trait, but may perform well below…