Scarcity captures the mind. The experience of living with scarcity doesn’t just affect the decisions we make, it actually alters the way we think in time frames much, much faster than it takes for conscious thought. Scarcity isn’t something we can overcome with willpower; scarcity captures the mind. Scarcity consumes bandwidth in the brain, reprogramming … Continue reading Scarcity Captures The Mind
Helen Madden, the licensed joyologist played by Molly Shannon on Saturday Night Live, understood the key for moving from shame to joy. You have to “Love it, love it, love it!“ Helen was joyously exuberant in her love, over the top and unable to sit still as she delighted in very single part of her … Continue reading Love It, Love It, Love It!
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Jesus Loves You, but everyone else thinks that you’re an asshole. — Schoolyard Taunt If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all. — Gloom, Despair and Agony On Me When you feel forsaken by a world that seems to want to find any reason to slap people like you, losing sight … Continue reading Forsaken Rebirth
I can’t go on like this. I am burnt-out and exhausted. This, I have read, is common in autistic people, particularly those who have struggled for years to ‘pass’. It is called the cost of passing. It is essentially exhaustion brought on by the extra strain of pretending to be something one is not. Tony … Continue reading The Cost Of Adaptive Behaviour
My doctor is changing their patient portal, so it was suggested I download my charts for archiving. One diagnosis in the list caught my eye. Grief. It’s on there because they know I directly cared for my parents in their last decade. I don’t think, though, my doctor understands how grief is part of the … Continue reading Good Grief
One of the things I like on this blog is having people, apparently randomly, find old posts so I have a reason to reread them. It feels like serendipity to me, the universe offering a bit of a memory jog, a koan for today. The post today was from 2008, reminding me that while the … Continue reading Fun, Fun, Fun