I’ve compiled my top (and bottom) books of the year. I found it difficult to identify a collection of favorites after having read so many great books this year. It’s also a difficult list to make because the books at the beginning of the year are largely forgotten, and those at the end of the year take up more space in my brain.
Author: she seems normal!
but have you considered emotional distancing?
https://youtu.be/3HOrbQ_W9O0 the sister youtube video I have a coworker who says she gets disproportionately upset when cars drive in the wrong way in the parking lot. Through more than one set of windows, she has unfettered access to these disappointing behaviors. It's me. I'm that coworker. Okay, just kidding, BUT I often feel as she… Continue reading but have you considered emotional distancing?
the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists
https://youtu.be/REPNOclgcus the sister YouTube video to this post Dear Perfectionists, Quality over quantity is a useful notion in some areas of our lives. But how does it pose problems in other areas, such as work, school and creative pursuits? Let's take just a paragraph to orient ourselves around the key elements of perfectionists: We are… Continue reading the problem with quality over quantity for perfectionists
8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks
https://youtu.be/sRcV63AyGHk sister video to this blog post I received All About Love from the library of a friend. I swear that borrowing a book chosen for you by your friend automatically makes us think more highly of the book. (Is there research on this yet?!) At the time I had just read an essay about… Continue reading 8 myths about Love that you need to hear: what I learned from bell hooks
my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating
It seems obvious and yet it wasn't obvious to me: my perfectionistic mindset barriers halt my progress as a content creator (and human) every single day. This post could be construed as a list of excuses but I prefer to frame it as a reflection. It's more like I'm explaining the outcomes of a self… Continue reading my perfectionistic mindset barriers to writing, posting, creating
Repressing emotions? Never heard of her.
That’s when I realized: I do not operate on autopilot. Ever. In fact I operate on the most manual of piloting, the learning-welding-and-engineering-in-order-to-physically-build-the-pieces-that’ll-make-up-the-plane-that-I’ll-drive type of piloting.
what happened when I asked for accommodations for my mental illness (at work)
I had never had the idea of asking for accommodations for my mental illness until I had the idea of asking for accommodations for my mental illness.
4 boundaries to set to become an empowered empath
Whether you identify as an empath or just have things to work on, here's how you can become an empowered YOU. Oh yeah and lots of boundary setting. Classic me!
my new therapist has never heard of my mental illness
Going into a session with a new therapist, we all have doubts but I did not expect the therapist to never have heard of my diagnosis.
why being called racist is the end of the world for us white people
Ever wonder why we white people take being called racist so hard? Let me explain our problem.