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 →

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Word for Wednesday – Reflection

Reflection /rɪˈflɛkʃən/ noun the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected careful or long consideration or thought Reflection is almost inevitable at this time of year. We look back at the things that have happened and how they have affected us. We look forward to the coming year and what might be for... 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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