It wasn’t until the 1800s that French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur and German physician and pioneering microbiologist Robert Koch discovered some bacteria that could cause fatal and physical deformation diseases such as tuberculosis and smallpox. People started to understand the importance of keeping themselves clean to help prevent such illnesses.
Those discoveries were a keynote in creating a society obsessed with personal hygiene. Each year Americans spend billions of dollars on shampoos, soaps, perfumes, bathroom products, and deodorants to be hygienic! We spend so much time staying physically healthy, that we neglect our ability to be energetically healthy.
As a family therapist I’ve often heard parents say Time-Out doesn’t work, but as soon as we discuss further it becomes very clear that there is confusion to its purpose.
TIMEOUT IS NOT A PUNISHMENT – IT’S A LIFE SKILL ON TAKING RESPONSIBILITY
Sadly in my work I have met so many adults who can’t be alone in their own company, because it feels so uncomfortable and consequently can’t handle being single either.