Exploring the process of selectively editing aspects of identity to avoid shame. Understanding the motivations behind this using Brene Brown’s definition of guilt and shame.
I’ve come to understand that a huge part of my overall happiness and satisfaction is derived from feeling understood and appreciated by others.
I love how I can come across all sorts of quotes on tumblr. Here is a small collection:
Thinking about the things that tell us a storm might be coming and we need to look after ourselves a bit more. The may be red flags, alarm bells or brightly shining warning signs. But they may also be minor changes in our thought patterns or behaviour; little signs unrecognisable to any one but ourselves. […]
Hi there, This post has been under construction for some time now. It originally took the form of an email I sent to my co-blogger and resulted in a discussion about what exactly our “red flags” or “symptoms of puddledom” were and how best to identify them in the future. The premise came from the […]
“I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am. You take away my conscience, my ability to empathize, my intuition, my creativity, my deep appreciation of the little things, my vivid inner life, my keen […]
Hello there, I am a fellow collaborator to this wonderful blog but my presence so far has been greatly lacking. My apologies for this – I am working on my involvement and taking time for self reflection in this form (it’s just so damn exhausting isn’t it?). Recently during a period of wellness and stability, […]
I am presently doing bits of volunteering with a service user led organisation in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. They have a monthly radio show on a local radio but previous shows are available on their website covering a wide range of topics. Check it out on Healthy Minds Radio Show
Lovely little post on welcoming diversity. I believe we need to learn to live with the endless numbers of ways that life chooses to express itself. Even if it means embracing contradiction – inside ourselves as well as in the world surrounding us.