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With this week being the third anniversary of her father’s death. Lily Cornell Silver has chosen this time to announce her new podcast focused on mental health. “My goal for this project is simple: to help normalize the open discussion … Continued
In the interest of always sharing new things that may help, I found this interview with the author to be very interesting, especially her take on the stigma associated with just doing anything to get help, let alone going to … Continued
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This is a post written back a few months ago, and it’s an interesting question, that I have some thoughts about. “Dissociation is a primary coping mechanism for children living in a scary world. It isn’t something that has to … Continued
I return to number 3 on this list often: 3. Take It One Day at a Time If you sit down and think that you have another month or more before life returns to normal, you will naturally gravitate … Continued
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When your experience tells you that something is going to hurt you, your brain will figure out how to avoid and survive it. It will naturally kick in. Again, you can learn to work around that, or maybe even ignore it, but expecting your brain to magically stop reacting is asking yourself to not be human.
Maybe instead of expecting that from yourself, or anyone, give your brain some credit for going into survival mode, for keeping you alive, and be gentle with yourself.
Even if you are in a situation where acting out of fear is silly, it’s OK to feel the fear.