detachment

What is Counterdependency?

Counterdependency is a new word that describes a phenomenon that’s also relatively new: affective detachment due to fear. For many, the normal human thing to do is strengthen bonds with others. Thus, society expects people to cultivate family ties and ties…

Signs You’re Emotionally Burnt Out

Psychological burnout is an anxious state that many people experience without even knowing it. A person can be emotionally burnt out and believe it’s just because they have an unfulfilling job or are in a difficult relationship. Although this can…

Crossing the River: An Ancient Zen Story

As the ancient Zen story goes, there was a master who was responsible for the education of his two young disciples. They were both very good students, selfless and disciplined. They both wanted to develop and become Zen masters themselves. Each…

Using Distance to Get a New Perspective

Sometimes you have to get some distance from yourself. The point isn’t to remove yourself from everyone and everything. Rather, it’s to see yourself from a different perspective and detach from your apathetic and somewhat damaged self. You need fresh motivation…