Tag Archives: HSP

full weight of everything

The reality is that no one yelled. No one hit. No one was overtly cruel or intentionally harmful. Violence? Neglect? Abuse? No, never, these were not things that happened in our home growing up. We read books. We played board … Continue reading

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the little things

One day you notice it doesn’t seem so hard anymore. A scary, confusing dream, but you didn’t wake up shaking in sweat, in terror. A train ride with your boss and you find yourself overwhelmed by gratitude that you get … Continue reading

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Let go of what no longer serves you

There is nothing wrong with you, friend. You are not broken, you are not a failure, a fuckup, a mistake. There is nothing inherently wrong with you. You do not destroy every life you come in contact with. You are … Continue reading

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Invalidation cycle

Observations: Notice the energy in the room, full of spinning anxieties and pain. Notice your sense of “there isn’t enough room for me,” and witness yourself shutting down. Notice how you disqualify your own emotional experience, invalidate yourself. Notice that … Continue reading

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It’s okay

It’s okay to feel exactly how you feel exactly when you feel it. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed even when “nothing major” is going on. It’s okay to let other people feel how they feel and let yourself feel how … Continue reading

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A piece (peace) of mind

This is not articulate. This is emotional. This is scattered. This is all made up and it’s completely true. None of it matters and all of it matters. One of the most permeating, painful truths that I have felt in … Continue reading

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My heart is so heavy today

Dear America, My heart is so heavy right now. A grand jury indictment should be so easy to make. When nine out of twelve jurors need to say that yes, there is probable cause of criminal activity, and when nine … Continue reading

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