Posts by Louise Parkinson

Louise Parkinson is a registered psychotherapist with more than twenty years experience. Her practice is based on love and compassion as healing modalities. She has been blogging for the past few years and has been contributing stories to local magazines related to the arts for many years. You can find her at www.thehappytherapist.com.

Louise Parkinson's Website

What Helps Me Put Things in Perspective

“The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.” ~Douglas Adams

The Buddha famously said that life is full of suffering. While I acknowledge there is much suffering in the world, for my privileged life in the West, I like to think of it more as life being full of challenges. You see, sometimes the suffering part is optional.…