On “emotional first aid” and mental hygiene. I agree with Ellie and what she writes here.
She also mention’s Guy Winch’s research. I also think the following TED talk that I watched months back is a fitting complement to this post.
I have a confession to make. When I was a little girl, I hated brushing my teeth. I would often skip out on the bristles for even as long as a month. Gross? Of course! But I thought it was normal. My siblings complained of course especially my sister as she had become a dental hygienist. I had a lot of cavities but thankfully, they were my primary teeth and not my permanent teeth. I wasn’t very keen on my personal hygiene either. I would go into the woods and the murky seas just a few steps away from home and play, not minding the mud, and the corals cutting my skin. I didn’t care too much about showering either as I hated the cold water touching my skin. I wasn’t particularly neglected, but was rather independent, and I had a lot of caregivers, so much that everybody else assumed…
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