Comparison robs us of the wisdom you’re here to teach

Comparing your life to someone else’s robs you and the world of the lessons you’re here to teach.

I talked about this with my Inner Circle members this morning.

Thinking you have no right to your emotions because she has it worse than you do.

You may feel guilty sharing a positive experience in case someone is having a tough time.

The reality is we walk side by side in our journeys through life. This is where you can witness each person doing their unique healing work.

You will learn various lessons throughout life and every one who cares about you watches what you make of those experiences.

Your healing can be contagious as your courage, vulnerability and empowerment shows others what’s possible for them.

They learn from your healing.
You learn from theirs.

A variety of perspectives and experiences provides a more comprehensive understanding of how to approach any particular problem as you watch numerous others work to solve it.

One lifetime isn’t long enough to learn everything through experience. So we need to learn from each other.

This requires you to embrace the honesty of your experiences without filtering them through comparison (as much as possible).

Then when you’ve done your work, you show the world a way through as you discovered it.

Perhaps a road few dared to travel looks a little less threatening. Because you had the courage to take a chance on healing.

Can you be a little mentally ill?

Listen to this post … Think of it this way.Say you gently poke your skin with a needle. You feel a slight pain. One that isn’t going to let up as long as the needle is there. But you could keep going if you had to. Though it would be hard.The needle is mental illness.Now

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There’s no such thing as a stupid question

Listen to this post … There is no such thing as a stupid question when you live with neurodiversity. I read an email from my son’s school this morning about registering him for classes for the next term. It listed the instructions on how to do it, but guess what happened? I began reading it

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You can be sick and happy

Listen to this post … I work with many chronically ill teens.I make clear to them they can feel sick and happy.I have yet to experience anything that keeps you aware of the interplay of life’s opposites like chronic illness does.Working to find that sweet spot between pain and comfort, exhausted and rested.It’s often hard

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Thank goodness for second chances

You’ll have your share of naysayers when you’re neurodivergent. When I first enrolled in the Social Work Program, I had a professor who didn’t like me. She went out of her way to try and get me to drop out of the program. It was the early 1990’s and about a decade before I’d learn

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When Facebook wants you to friend a childhood bully

Facebook just recommend I friend someone who literally used to torment me when we were kids. We have FB friends in common it seems. I felt anger at first as I looked at his face. I tried to see evidence of that kid I resented so much. I couldn’t see him. I didn’t know the

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Self-care is about more than getting enough rest

Listen to this post … Self-care isn’t simply about taking care of the parts of you that take care of everyone else. It’s about so much more.  It’s about taking care of the “self”, who you are, what fills you up and makes you feel most alive.  I focus on the self-care that strengthens the

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