Posts related to "mental-health"

I support Universal Basic Income

I see a time where there aren't enough jobs for everyone. This will drive down wages and drive down quality of life. In fact, we may already be in this situation, but we can't see it clearly because it has been such a gradual decline -- much like a frog in a pot that was brought up to a boil. With universal basic income, I see a culture of arts, and innovation, and much much more people investing their time helping others. I see this culture, and I see how innovation and quality of life will...

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Exploring Insecurity and Self Worth

Alison Cross noted that the arrows in the Wildwood's Seven of Arrows represent communication, which opened the flood gates of my mind about how others' communication to us about ourselves effect our self worth so significantly. To start with, insecurity is basically feeling unsafe. Anything that can threaten our basic needs for survival -- food and shelter -- will make us feel insecure. We can help soothe these fears by trusting in ourselves, those around us, and that those closest to us wil...

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How Living with an Overly Judgmental Person Can Cause Suicidal Ideation

From my understanding, suicidal ideation comes from two paths: 1) extreme pain, and 2) depleted self worth. When pain becomes so extreme, suicide can seem like the only way to make the pain stop. I think this is the type of suicidal ideation that most people are familiar with. Suicide is more understandable for a person in a physically injuring situation who is fearing of future injuries. It makes more sense for that person to consider suicide as they are attempting to escape actual physical...

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Failure is like a little boy

I was feeling terribly anxious and needed to do something about it. I decided to attempt to embrace the anxiety and feel it all, completely, without fear. This is based on my theory that emotions need to be felt in order for them to dissipate.I meditated. I explored the different anxieties I have and felt them. I shifted from one to the next letting it fill me, feeling all the pain with it. Then I came to the anxiety about failure. I was tentative. I tried to embrace it, but I kept re...

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Even as adults, we have comfort objects

Anna Walters wrote a fantastic article, "Did you have a 'Blankie' as a kid? Here's what that says about you." It is an exploration into transitional objects while growing up, and admitting that even as adults we likely have comfort objects! Me as a child, cuddling with both my blankie and my cat, Sunshine I had a blankie. It kept getting lost and we'd buy a new one. I don't have any memory of the final separation, but it's probably mixed in with my memories of all the other separation eve...

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