People assume I’m stupid

Keywords: Depression , Mental Health , Bipolar Disorder , Anxiety , Mental illness , Bipolar , Mental Hospital , Sexism , health , mental health awareness , discrimination , ableism

He knew a lot and I felt I couldn’t lie to him. I’ve lied to other clinicians because, honestly, I didn’t trust them. I was afraid they’d throw me in a hospital against my will again.

https://themadroad.wordpress.com/2021/01/13/i-feel-like-im-not-being-listened-to

Public Transport Panic

Mental Health

Echoes of Em

On September 12th, 2017, a woman was rude to me on public transport. Five months later, I’m still thinking about it – this is the reality of anxiety sufferers.
When I take the train at peak times, I often choose not to take a seat, even though the train is relatively empty where I get on. I am afraid I won’t be able to get off at my stop if I don’t stand near the door. However, on this occasion – I was attending a workshop at an alternate venue – I did decide to take a seat.
Everyone’s experience of anxiety is different – but this is my experience. Before I get on the train, I purchase a ticket. This will minimise the stress of an encounter with the ticket person. I read the scrolling text on the platform at least three times, double and triple check I am…

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Training in Uncertainty

fitness , health , wellness

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?We are always in transition. If you can just relax with that, you?ll have no problem.? -Chogyam Trungpa

By Leo Babauta

I?ve been training in uncertainty for a few years now.

I realized that the people I coach and teach are just like me: we feel shaky, scared, anxious, uncomfortable when we are faced with massive uncertainty, when the ground is pulled out from under our feet.

This shakiness is the cause of our procrastination, hiding from overwhelming projects, running from discomfort, and putting off exercise, healthy eating, meditation, writing, reading and all the other things we want in our lives.

And so, if we can train in uncertainty, we can get good at life. We no longer need to fear groundlessness.

What does it mean to train in uncertainty?

It means to constantly yank the rug out from under your feet.

When you get comfortable with something, you have…

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