Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to tell you about a nonprofit organization that I believe is worthy of being supported: The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF). This organization is doing great things to educate, advocate and relate for those who have OCD. The IOCDF is funded solely by the donations of its members.Continue reading “Worthy Nonprofit: IOCDF”
Tag: mental health
Kindness and Compassion
Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the ways that you can become more kind and compassionate in your everyday life. Because the thing is that these are skills that we can learn and get better at, just like riding a bike.Continue reading “Kindness and Compassion”
Having Thoughts is like Riding the Bus
Hello my Zebras and Spoonies! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to share a metaphor with you: having thoughts is like riding the bus.
When you are riding on the bus, there are numerous other people who ride the bus with you. Some ride the whole trip with you while others will get on or get off part way through your journey. Each passenger on the bus is unique and full of character. Some are quiet and so unimposing that they might go unnoticed. Others are angry, loud and raging. But most are just like yourself. They are straightforward and trying to get things done.Continue reading “Having Thoughts is like Riding the Bus”
Therapy for Chronic Illness
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 psychotherapy for pain management. This is an often hot topic in the support groups that I’m a part of. For reasons that I am all too familiar with, the knee jerk response to getting a referral to a therapist is that we are being dismissed. However, that might not be the case and there is research to support the use of therapy for those with chronic illness. So, let’s get it into!Continue reading “Therapy for Chronic Illness”
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 emotional reactivity. Let’s start by talking about what it means to be emotionally reactive.
When someone is emotionally reactive, they find that they are responding more strongly to normal stimuli. So things that would normal annoy them make them angry. Things that make them a little sad will cause them to cry. In general, being emotionally reactive is a state where it is easier to provoke an emotional response, but that emotional response remains appropriate to the trigger. It is important to note that this is compared to a person’s baseline emotional response. This means it is more of a response then that person would experience.Continue reading “Emotional Reactivity”