“Belonging is the innate human desire to be part of something larger than us. Because this yearning is so primal, we often try to acquire it by fitting in and by seeking approval, which are not only hollow substitutes for belonging, but often barriers to it. Because true belonging only happens when we present our … Continue reading Where Do I Belong?
It’s almost 1 a.m. and I can’t for the life of me convince my brain to go to sleep, even though I’m tired and have been feeling rather exhausted for most of the day (from a lack of quality sleep from the nights before, duh). What does Brian have to do with that, you ask? … Continue reading Late Night Musings of Brian
Stay in bed all morning. Have breakfast for lunch. Skip the chores. Go for a walk in the rain. Or in the sun, if you’re lucky enough (the chances of that are a little slim in Luxembourg these days BUT the sun’s out right now 🙏). Honour your need for rest (even in the face … Continue reading Just Dance
Long time no see (or rather no write / read)! I somehow lost track of time these last couple of weeks. I had three weeks off in August, which was a very appreciated break from the office life and I think I actually made the most of it this time around. I often fear that … Continue reading The Social Heebie Jeebies
I feel like I’m surrounded by people who don’t seem to be happy. A lot of them are complaining about a myriad of things and seem disappointed by various life events or even life in general. I’m actually guilty of occasionally being a complainer myself − some days just suck, am I right? Given that … Continue reading Why Is Nobody Happy Anymore?
It’s been about a year since I started writing down my thoughts and worries quite consistently. As a result, one of the many notebooks I’ve bought over the years (by the way, does anyone else love buying pretty notebooks even though their purpose is unknown at the moment of purchase..?!) is getting close to being … Continue reading Random Thoughts Collection
Have you ever seen one of those movies in which, at some point, one of the characters looks into a room full of other happy characters through a window? The character is all alone and unhappy and wishing to be a part of the group he’s looking at from the outside, both craving a connection … Continue reading On the Outside Looking In