Alexithymia

Alexithymia is a broad term to describe problems with feeling emotions. In fact, this Greek term used in Freudian psychodynamic theories loosely translates to “no words for emotion.” While the condition is not well-known, it’s estimated that 1 in 10 people has it. (healthline) People who do have alexithymia may describe themselves as having difficulties with expressing emotions that are deemed socially appropriate, such as happiness on a joyous occasion. Others may furthermore have trouble identifying their emotions. However, this does not mean that everyone with these conditions has problems expressing with and identifying emotions. In fact, studies show that it only affects a small percentage. It’s often seen as… Read More

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Gerund or Progressive Tense

Listen to the lyric and find -ing form: Tell me something, girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there something else you’re searching for? I’m falling In all the good times, I find myself longing for change And in the bad times, I fear myself Tell me something, boy Aren’t you tired trying to fill that void? Or do you need more? Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore? Which one is a Gerund or a continuous tense/progressive tense ? Simple thing you should know that the meanings of both are active meaning in our bahasa (me- or ber-). And the very easy… Read More

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A gift of imperfection

A recommended book, “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” is Brené Brown’s guide to cultivating self-worth and acceptance. Brown’s book gives us the tools to find our courage and overcome the fear and self-consciousness that paralyze us. Brown explores ways to release our definitions of the “imperfect” life and how to embrace living authentically through her “ten guideposts.” A resource for wholehearted living, The Gifts of Imperfection provides practical instructions on how to live a perfectly imperfect life. Brené Brown is a professor, best-selling author, public speaker, and podcaster, and she has a fresh approach to popular… Read More

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