Self Help: Pursuit of Happiness is making us miserable

Man alone against a wall, grim, dark tone

After suffering for years from anxiety, doubt and depressed moods, I started doing what seemed the obvious, reading books. I read many Self-help books to address my suffering and live a better life. But now it has me. After over a decade of research, I wondered if all the reading was necessary. Doubts about self-help … Read more

No, the world doesn’t have to make sense

In our quest for happiness so much of our suffering could be avoided. Much comes from our desire for the world to make sense, to have answers. It’s an attitude that places our neediness and fears at the centre of existence. In ancient Greece, there was an Airbnb owned by Procrustes, who had one bed made of … Read more