Give Yourself Grace

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to remind you to give yourself grace and I want to talk about what that actually means.

Part of being human is making mistakes and failing to meet our own expectations. Most of the time, we are our own toughest critics. This is often because we pay more attention to the things that we have done in a less then ideal fashion rather then focusing on the things that we are doing well. Our brains are programmed that way so that we can improve and grow. However, this can also become a trap where we become entrenched in our failings and begin to believe that we are not enough or lack value.

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Stigma

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the stigma that many of face. Stigma is surrounding many chronic illnesses, but I feel that the stigma that surrounds those with mental illness is perhaps the most damaging. The first reason that I feel this way is because we inherently connect our mental state to our ego and when people judge our mental illness it is impossible to not feel it as a personal attack. These kinds of comments and actions just tend to hit us in our most sensitive areas. But there is also the very real fact that we need to have of mental health in order to be able to manage our physical health. When we have poorly regulated mental illness, we will not be able to manage our physical illnesses. This means that the stigmas that prevent people from getting good mental health care is going to effect every aspect of their wellness.

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Difficult Conversations

Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today. I’m glad that you are here. Today, I am going to be talking about relationships and how to have difficult conversations with the people that we care about.

The single most difficult thing as a human being is making ourselves understood to another human being. It’s crazy, but I also believe it to be true. Everyone is trapped into their world view and it is very difficult to shift that perspective to another person’s view point. That’s especially true if that view point is particularly different than yours. Add into that the reality of logical fallacies and intellectual biases that all of us carry around and things only get messier. In this post, I want to talk about the things that I believe are essential in order to have really good conversations with the people we really care about.

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