chain of stones in the shape of a heart
Mental health, Travel

This Was Me: The Things That Photos Hide

In this edition of This Was Me, we'll look back at times in my 30s when I was unwell, although you wouldn't know it just from looking at the picture.   This photo was taken in December 2011, only a week or two after being discharged from a 2-month hospital stay.  I was better in… Continue reading This Was Me: The Things That Photos Hide

graphic of hands with the words I am now, and holding a globe
Mental health, Psychology

What Does the Self Consist of?

What is it that makes you, you?  Is there even a self? A fundamental concept in Buddhism is non-self.  The word Anatta is used for the principle that "there is in humans no permanent, underlying substance that can be called the soul" (Wikipedia).  The belief that there is a self is viewed as a source… Continue reading What Does the Self Consist of?