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.
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 […]
Sensory overload is a very real and distressing experience and I think we need to acknowledge it when it happens to ourselves and others. My default response when it happens is to get annoyed and try to push through it. It has taken me a long time to unlearn this – still working on it. […]
“Perhaps most of all, though, you deserve to be okay. You deserve to know that a day in which you can just barely get out of bed because you are sad, or sick, or simply not ready to see the outside is not the end of the world. You deserve to know that moments of […]
It seems to me that every time I experience overwhelm somethings are different about the state but somethings are the same. I also find there are different degrees of overwhelm and I wish I had words to separate and categorise those different degrees or stages. Before the overwhelm there is stimulation building up to over-stimulation […]