Word for Wednesday – Chemistry

Chemistry /ˈkɛmɪstrɪ/ noun the branch of physical science concerned with the composition, properties, and reactions of substances the composition, properties, and reactions of a particular substance the nature and effects of any complex phenomenon: the chemistry of humour (informal) a reaction, taken to be instinctual, between two persons Attraction... Seduction... Desire... Passion... Lust... Who can... Continue Reading →

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Word for Wednesday – Hedonism

Hedonism /ˈhiːdəˌnɪzəm; ˈhɛd-/ noun ethics (a) the doctrine that moral value can be defined in terms of pleasure (b) the doctrine that the pursuit of pleasure is the highest good the pursuit of pleasure as a matter of principle indulgence in sensual pleasures I am a sensualist. When it comes to sex, I am all... Continue Reading →

Word for Wednesday – Insular

Insular /ˈɪnsjʊlə/ adjective of, relating to, or resembling an island remote, detached, or aloof isolated or separated The English poet, John Donne, famously wrote in 1624: No man is an iland The modern version of this is, of course: "no man is an island". Now, this may be true, but for those of us who battle mental illness, the feelings of being remote, detached, isolated or... Continue Reading →

Word for Wednesday – Dispirited

Dispirited /dɪˈspɪrɪtɪd/ adjective low in spirit or enthusiasm; downhearted or depressed; discouraged For me, I generally find that this almost my default setting. I wake in the morning feeling anything but refreshed. I have no enthusiasm for the coming day. I drag myself along through a mixture of instinct and routine. To the outside world,... Continue Reading →

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