Thoughts

Every Space is not a Safe Space

Hello From The Thought Co. Learning MH Tips Opinion

Every Space is not a Safe Space

Recently while rewatching New Girl for the third time, I came across a pearl of wisdom from our man Nick Miller: "If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings." But wait, how can someone who is studying psychology agree with this nugget of wisdom? We have to communicate! Everything must be shared!  Well yes… and no. While it's a great idea to communicate and be comfortable in what you’re feeling, it’s important to note the ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘with whom’ you share your feelings. Remember: every space is not a safe space! As much as we’d...

Read more →


Can't Wrap them in Cotton Wool

Hello From The Thought Co. Beliefs Learning Mental Health Awareness

Can't Wrap them in Cotton Wool

One of my first internships was as a teaching assistant for special needs children. These kids were 5 years old and had an average of four to five break times during their day (as they most certainly should!) Lucky them, right? Although I honestly can’t say the same thing about my very first week there. Every time it was time for a break, I would feel concerned and jittery because someone would end up falling, crying, getting pushed or shoved. By the end of the day, it felt like almost all of them were a little injured in some way...

Read more →


The Three Things I Learnt From My First Job

Hello From The Thought Co. Denial Learning Mental Health Awareness

The Three Things I Learnt From My First Job

I always romanticised having a job. It would give me the independence that I always wanted; structure that would elevate my existence; a space that would finally help me become an adult.  My very first job might not have started off on the bang I was hoping for but I’d taken the plunge by committing to something I felt I was passionate about. I was thrilled to finally get into something that made me feel like an adult. In retrospect, it was a terrible offer, there was too much chaos within their terms, and a ton of red flags throughout...

Read more →


Trust, as explained by kids

Hello From The Thought Co. Learning MH Tips Relationships

Trust, as explained by kids

“I trust you.” We know that these are important words that are laced with a lot of emotion. In fact, these exact words can make or break relationships, organisations, countries and sometimes, even governments. As you can tell, the impact of trust (or distrust) can be monumental.  Okay, you get it. These three words can mean a lot but what do they actually mean? Now that might seem difficult to articulate. Whenever something is difficult to explain, I look at how a child would best describe it. So I went ahead and did just that. I asked a few kids...

Read more →


Two Sides of Fitting In

Hello From The Thought Co.

Two Sides of Fitting In

I find myself having most of my realisations at the weirdest of times. Recently, I was helping my dad assemble a cabinet. It was one of those times where I thought it would be fun and an activity where two people build something and bond; but oddly enough it was me playing assistant - passing screws and tools and not actually doing any of the actual drudgery that comes attached with the assembling of furniture. My dad and I are more on the creative side of fixing things; where we believe instructions are not a must, just a suggestion. So...

Read more →