A short and jargon free video on how defensive routines can harm our well being long term and how mind chatter is created by lying to ourselves thus depriving us of genuine still moments in life. If you want to learn something about this in more depth Psychology Today obliges. We all ‘lie to ourselves’ and these dog defences have adaptive purposes in the short term. From the article: “While we cannot entirely escape from ego defenses, we can gain some insight into how we use them. This self-knowledge, if we have the courage for it, can awaken us to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us”.