Drawing of a jar with work pills
February 2, 2015

Work as medicine

Recovery, stress and work

Work is often prescribed as medicine and as a path to  recovery from a lot of physical and psychological challenges, back to a shared reality

Drawing of a jar with work pills

Work as medicine

For some it is the right medicine, for others it is more what the system like them to do… take a pill, get up and move on… the more I learn about recovery the more I understand that there are many paths, many kind of medicine and pills are far from the only one.

But thinking about pills… I come to think of a famous scene about pills and reality, about fitting in or dropping out in a way that has become a reference to many working with navigating between different levels of reality: The famous blue pill, red pill scene from the movie “the Matrix”… it´s legendary:

About Frits Ahlefeldt

Painting watercolors, researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology


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