Tag: healing process

Saying No is Good

Saying ‘no’ is good.  I seem to rarely do it, but I’ve heard other people tell me this.  I am kidding.  Sort of. I really find out just how good saying ‘no’ is particularly when I said ‘yes’ but really wanted to say ‘no’.  Do you know… Continue Reading “Saying No is Good”

The Persona Paradigm

I’ve been editing old posts.  It’s been a much bigger process than I expected what with over 200 posts and six years worth of material.  I came across this post written in 2014, and it dovetailed so nicely with my latest post.   Why… Continue Reading “The Persona Paradigm”

Preparing to Transform

I have been attending therapy faithfully.  I look forward to the day when I don’t require it any longer.  At the same time, I encourage people to go.  For some people, therapy is like an engine overhaul.  For others, it’s like going in for… Continue Reading “Preparing to Transform”

Living in Color…Again

I wrote this post six years ago on this very blog.  I woke up this morning and thought that it might be worth re-posting just in case someone needed to read it: It is no secret that the past few weeks have been difficult.… Continue Reading “Living in Color…Again”

Two Guarantees

I came across this aphorism by Hillel the Elder yesterday: “If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” Ethics of the Fathers 1:14 Three powerful questions.  That’s… Continue Reading “Two Guarantees”

Getting Triggered

I thought I might document what a triggered response looks like.  Why? Well, for a few reasons. I have PTSD of the long-term variety.  I wish it were acute, but it isn’t.  I can contain like a pro.  I can hide my emotional suffering… Continue Reading “Getting Triggered”

Empathy vs. Sympathy

I’ve written about Brené Brown before.  Her PhD and research are focused on shame.  In one of her books, she identified herself as a ‘shame researcher’.  I find this fascinating.  Shame is part of the human experience as is its cousin, humiliation, and its brother, guilt.… Continue Reading “Empathy vs. Sympathy”

The Secret to Getting Better

I have been trying to figure out how to explain how I “got better” in multiple spheres of my life as I have been asked on multiple occasions.  Oh, it’s taken a long time, but I did it and continue to do it.  Trauma… Continue Reading “The Secret to Getting Better”

Overcoming a Sense of a Foreshortened Future

I have been thinking about this idea of The Reboot, which I wrote about in my previous post.  Clearly, I’m not entirely empty in my old noggin.  I had an actual thought and pondered it, too! Have I ever felt like this before in… Continue Reading “Overcoming a Sense of a Foreshortened Future”

The Reboot

“Can you burn out a brain?” That was my question to my therapist on Tuesday.  He just leaned back and knowingly stared at me.  Dammit, but why won’t he just give me a straight answer for once?! Have you ever felt like your brain… Continue Reading “The Reboot”