Archive August 2018
Meaning & Purpose: The key to resilience
Written by Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind
Staying well – we know we need the right diet and regular exercise. But the need for meaning and purpose is essential too.
The need for meaning and purpose
It may be hard for parents to believe sometimes, but boredom in a small child was not put there by nature to annoy us. Boredom is nature’s way of pushing a child to learn, to be stretched and challenged in ways which give them a sense that they are growing. And, when they are growing, they are mastering the skills and knowledge which will enable them to cope when life sends challenges their way. And our need for meaning and purpose continues beyond childhood to form the warp and weft of our lives. (more…)
Author: Stuart Dent