Dismissiveness, Culture or Personality?

Dismissiveness: “A form of denial, characterized by either passively showing indifference or disregard, or actively dismissing or rejecting ideas or evidence” (yourdictionay.com). We all know of people who are in your family or workplace, who seem to lack interest in your thoughts and who, without consideration just shut you down.  When this happens, you very […]

What is Peer Support Really?

Some confusing stuff is happening around peer support. Although not a new development, it seems to have morphed into a different concept without us really noticing that we have been conned, laypersons and well-meaning professionals alike. By now the new meaning of “peer support” is so intrenched in publications and conversations that there is no […]

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Trump is retraumatizing many women… A former model has come forward to accuse Trump of sexually assaulting her at the US Open tennis tournament in New York on 5 September 1997. Amy Dorris alleged that Trump assaulted her outside the bathroom in his VIP box at the tournament: “I was in his grip, and I […]

This frightens me…

Going back in time, I remember when I was slowly starting to become aware of how some groups of people are treated versus others in our world, it puzzled me, but it also intrigued me. I wanted to know more and to learn more. I had respect for those who I thought had all our […]