A Short History of the Word ‘Serendipity’

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
The curious origins behind one of Britain’s favourite words – and its link to Gothic fiction The word ‘serendipity’ was invented on 28 January 1754. It was one of two literary creations by its inventor, Horace Walpole, that would achieve widespread popularity. Indeed, both inventions are still with us: when…

Existential Psychotherapy

The inquisitive nature of the human condition is the foundation of existential psychotherapy; a phenomenological approach to psychotherapy that is based on the writings of European philosophers in the early to mid-1900’s. Existentialism is sometimes referred to as the philosophy of existence. Although most of the credit for establishing existentialism as we know it today…