Fight, Flight or Freeze?

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The world isn’t really built around the introverts.

We are quiet; we are shy. We think deeply but our thoughts rarely make their way unscathed, to our mouths. By the time it is our turn to speak, we have broken out into a cold sweat and everything we intended to say has come stuttering and stumbling from a tongue that has suddenly grown two sizes and is impossible not to trip over.

They don’t call it ‘tongue-tied’ for nothing.

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Getting Rid of the Garbage (Pandemic Clean-Up: Post 4)

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I expect it has been many years since you have given me a thought but I want you to know that I have not forgotten you. Continue reading “Getting Rid of the Garbage (Pandemic Clean-Up: Post 4)”

Surviving Adrenal Exhaustion: Three-Day Quotes Challenge

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I wanted to warmly thank Laura Sharp: Amazing Journey for nominating me for the three-day quotes challenge. Continue reading “Surviving Adrenal Exhaustion: Three-Day Quotes Challenge”

Portrait of a Burn-Out

The thing about mental illness is that while it is slowly chipping away at your insides, you can look so normal. You may feel like you are spiralling out of control. You may wish you were dead. You may feel like you are falling apart; you may be certain that you are going crazy. But no one can tell. Not even you can tell by looking at the face staring back at you in the mirror. Continue reading “Portrait of a Burn-Out”