To be sure, at worst, self-reflection and quiet time never hurt anybody, so on its surface, these types of suggestions aren’t harmful. Minor bullshittery at worst. But come across enough instances of mindless, repetitive wellness-related platitudes about journaling, mindfulness, presentness and meditation to help every problem, it starts to take on certain undertones. Undertones like “We don’t have real advice but here’s a little bone for you, lady,” Or “We know what we’re saying is not actual advice but who really cares anyway?” “Or “You’re probably not smart enough to realize this is bullshit.” Or even “You figure it out.” Why are you bothering a doctor if you haven’t found time to fit in a consistent meditation practice? If you just journal regularly enough and then pore through your journals, you’ll find the thing that will fix your pain or solve your problem.
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