Make your next step attainable

In 2013, I was fired for the first time. From a job I loved and which was a huge part of my life. A job of passion, making the abysmal pay and insane amount of work worth it. I had 5 supervisors in a 3 year period, with each one acting increasingly colder towards me. …

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Shared post on ADHD

I just stumbled upon a blogger who shared their personal experience of living with ADHD, as well as what they learned about the symptoms and treatment for ADHD. Like so many other mental health issues, this one is stigmatized. While I do not have a personal experience with this issue, I do know ADHD has …

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Developing Emotional Understanding, Part 2

Brief recap from Part 1: Emotions are generated in the primitive Limbic System as an automatic physical response to stimuli. They are universal to all humans. Feelings are reactions to emotions and are shaped by our personal experiences, beliefs, and memories. The Basics of Basic Emotions There are some basic emotions that are expressed similarly …

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Developing Emotional Understanding, Part 1

The broader and deeper our understanding of emotions and feelings, the better we are able to communicate about them, process them, and adjust how we respond to them. Things get muddled quickly, because most of us use the ideas of "emotions" and "feelings" interchangeably. While "emotions" and "feelings" are related, they are very distinctly different. …

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