The Psychology of Value – Culture

Carrying on from yesterday’s post, I noted how this concept of value stems from our childhoods. How we internally form an attachment to particular items we deem as ‘ours’  from a young age. Yet when comparing this globally, there are certain cultures where regardless of age, this trend does not appear. For example in a... Continue Reading →

The Psychology of Value

What do you think is more valuable, the price of these rings in the picture, or, the relationship symbolised by them? No rush to answer! How about the question below instead, as a continuation from yesterday's post:   If I gifted you a Swiss chocolate bar to begin with then a few moments later asked... Continue Reading →

Peanuts To A Monkey

They say religion is used to control the masses when really the truth is that it’s money. We give value to pieces of paper and metal, to invisible numbers forever changing in our online accounts. As humans, as a society, we have given value to something which if you really think about it is valueless.... Continue Reading →

Haiku Time!

How do you feel now? That I am no longer here. Do you feel....freedom? I close my eyes tight. Yet I still can't erase you. From my dreams at night.   Sugar - sickly sticks Sweet sensory sensations May it never end.

Developing & Losing Fears

I never use to be afraid of flying but as I prepare to fly home to Northern Ireland for Christmas, suddenly the meat sweats start materializing all over my body and I gulp that little bit harder. To me, it's just something about being trapped in a tiny little tube 30,000ft up in the clouds... Continue Reading →

Poem – Shy

I'm Shy. Is that ok? I know I should meet your eyes more than sometimes. But I don't. Should I be ashamed?   I get nervous when around strangers. Find I become a stranger in myself. I feel paranoid of the dangers, That lurk just behind the shelf.   I'm angry for being this way.... Continue Reading →

5 Concentration Boosting Tips

As humans, I think it's fair to say procrastinating is in our blood, some of us just do it less than others. If you want to be one of 'those' productive people  then give these 5 concentration-boosting methods a go: 1. Eating Tasty Food Yes, that's right munching on blueberries, dark chocolate, avocados, seafood and... Continue Reading →

Insecure

Insecure I get insecure. Sometimes. I don't know how to look you in the eye. Days go by where I just want to lie in my bed and hide. Tell me, Are we all just suffering inside?   Please let me know I'm not alone in my struggles. I get nervous, I get anxious. But... Continue Reading →

Poem: A Human

A Human A subatomic bunch of laughter and woes, From our nose down to our toes, We either grimace or glow. Why are we here on this planet of blue sea and earth? Does it own us? Or do we own the world? Brief is the time we get to embrace it. You blink your... Continue Reading →

Sigmund Freud – Pioneer or Provocateur?

The name 'Sigmund Freud' brings with it antagonistic thoughts in my mind, was he a sexist pig or pioneering psychoanalyst? I was going to enter a poetry competition recently about his findings on 'civilisation and it discontents'. But something stopped me in my tracks. It was the opinions of others around me when I told... Continue Reading →

The Bookworm In All Of Us

7 top books to unleash your creative potential For alot of the time, being creative means being resilient. Baring your soul to the world can lead to many highs and lows. For this reason I have a few books up my sleeve which may help see you through any situation. In addition to some lighter... Continue Reading →

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