Reality

Reality is in itself an agreed upon fabrication of our collective consciousness, making the emotions caused by a dream – or a perceived reality – just as real as any other emotion.

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Emotion Palette

As humans, we have the unique ability to experience a colourful palette of complex, rich emotions: we can be green with envy, sometimes we have the blues and other times our faces are tinged red with embarrassment or rage.

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Talking To Strangers

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Updates and Reflections - July 2017

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Tiny Screens

Since the first brick hit the market, our phones have gotten smaller and smaller in the hopes of making our world feel a little smaller too, and while phones have made long distances feel small, they’ve also made small ones much bigger.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

The problem with using clichés as a way of understanding and giving meaning to someone’s current situation is that, although they are not necessarily false, they are incomplete and simultaneously oversimplify and minimize people’s experiences

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What to Expect When You're Venting

What is Vent Over Tea? What happens during a vent session? And, what happens after? The short answer is that this is different for everyone; the long answer is that the concept of our vent sessions depends on two imperative elements: a sense of intimacy and no prior relationship or necessary follow-up.

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Listen Between the Lines

Listening is the first step to being able to communicate with someone, but there’s more to it than simply hearing the words the other person says. We say so much with our tone, facial expressions, and body language that often our words and what we mean to communicate are completely different.

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Tech Talk

Sometimes, you know that you need to talk, you want to have a heartfelt conversation with someone about what you’re going through or what they’re going through, but there’s a barrier - distance.

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Coffee Talk

Imagine walking into a coffee shop and everyone who was working on their laptop or looking at their phone was instead talking to another customer.

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Escaping Escapism

Whether the stories are fantastical, realistic, silly, or dark, there’s a freedom that comes with allowing yourself to be engrossed in a fictional world. Sometimes we abuse this ability to avoid our own world.

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Small Talk for a Big City

It’s strange how you can be pressed up against another person in a metro car during rush hour and yet feel completely alone.

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Talk About It

... there are some things that are tough to talk about. Talk about them anyway.

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Chatter

I’ve been in therapy for my mental health issues twice. On both occasions, the second question I was asked was, “Have you talked to anyone about this?”

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The Loveliness of the Winter Blues

The cold wind sends shivers up your spine and puts a heaviness in your heart that wasn’t there before.

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