Internally, you can feel guilt for something you’ve said or done. Externally, you can feel the shame by being the recipient of other people’s judging and blaming. In this episode, a listener asks me the difference between the two so I do my best to explain how I see it. [Read more…]
In the March 5th, 2017 episode of The Overwhelmed Brain, I tackled the ultimate challenge: The General Feeling of Unwell Being. Like a cloud of misery that follows you throughout life.
What inspired that episode was a letter I received from a woman who wrote to me that said she went to her workplace counselor who told her: “You have too many problems, we can’t help you.”
In crisis, is there anything you can do to bring you into a calmer, more peaceful place?
Actually, not usually. In fact, you may have to experience the full impact of the crisis before any calm or comfort can be had. However, you may be able to prepare for crisis so it doesn’t completely debilitate you.
Sexual and physical abuse survivors develop an abused mindset which they take into relationships. This mindset sets them up to be strung along and tolerate bad behavior. Often, former abuse victims end up with abusers in intimate relationships. [Read more…]
When change happens, do you grow with it or suffer and hope it goes away? Growing through change helps you move out of stagnation and stop repeating old behaviors.
In this episode of TOB, I talk about adapting to change. I also bring up the subject of death and acceptance, and how accepting that death is a part of life and letting the emotions come up, whatever they are, will help start the healing process. [Read more…]