Trauma can teach us that making decisions is dangerous. When the possible consequences are life-changing, how do we move?
It's a strange time to feel lonely with lockdown easing. And yet, my heart aches for connection and validation.
Today, I celebrated by cancelling all my plans and sleeping for hours. Sometimes, this is what depression looks like. Sometimes, it's self-care.
With school and work, we get used to hanging out with who we mesh with best. But when we change, is it fair to expect others to change too?
This week, while dealing with loss and guilt, self-care took on a different form for me. A tattoo that was waiting to be finished had to make way for me to get some sleep.
Why is it that we can only see our flaws when spotting them in others? Once the connection had been made however, I could not sit idly by.
No matter our self-growth, once our ego gets triggered it's hard to see the bigger picture. Here's a trick to quickly disengage!
Whatever is going on in my life is not an excuse for how I'm feeling, and especially not for how I'm acting. But how to stop reacting and respond instead?