Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. Mohsin Hamid I am an empath. That’s a controversial thing to say these days. Many people use it in a way that makes it sound like magic; a superpower, straight from the gods. I’m in a lot of spiritual groups and I hear a lot
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. Alex haley As we’ve established, I’ve gone off-book this week. Please forgive me; I *really* needed to write to you from off the cuff for a while. I’m glad that I did because it brings
If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255. Hi there, my friends! Depression affects 254 million people worldwide. We are among them. In this episode, I introduce my co-host, Dorene. We talk more about depression and the impact that it has had on
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou Let’s talk about writing! Hey guys and welcome to the Winter Of My Discontent: Unplanned Post Version! As in, I was literally just sitting here letting my mind wander a bit and I decided to write it out. If this goes
“An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.” Robin Sharma This is supposed to be a post about daydreaming, but I have a lot to talk about today. I’ve actually written 1,000 words on daydreaming in a separate post, but I just can’t bring myself to publish it, and here is why:
“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” E.E. Cummings When I wrote My Mental Health: ADHD, I intended to give a well-rounded view of how ADHD affects the people
Do nothing. Spend some time doing nothing. If you’re completely stuck on something, stop working on it for a little while. Raymond Chandler Well, hey there, y’all!! I’m supposed to be taking a break. If you’ve noticed, I haven’t published any new posts this week. Last week, I was feeling really overwhelmed and like none
I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton Hello, Readers! Welcome to my first ever blog series, The My Mental Health Series. My hope over the next five weeks is to educate, advocate, and to let people know that they are not alone in
The Winter Of My Discontent has a podcast, y’all! I decided to take a break from writing new posts this week. The original plan was to take a week off to promote some older work that I feel is important and to use the time to do some planning for the blog. That is not
“Post traumatic stress injury isn’t a disease. It’s a wound to the soul that never heals.” Tom Glenn Hello, Readers! Welcome to my blog series, The My Mental Health Series. My hope with the series is to educate, advocate, and to let people know that they are not alone. For 38 years, I did not
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