"Am I a bad person?" It seems to be a fairly common question. Searching for that question on Google yields 263 million hits. I've also seen it raised in the blogosphere. Regardless of what the answer may or may not seem to be, though, is it a valid and/or useful question? What exactly is a… Continue reading Am I a Bad Person? Or Is That the Wrong Question?
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg describes a form of compassionate communication. The foreword is by Deepak Chopra, which wasn't a great start for me, as New Age really isn't my thing. Rosenberg and I seem to look at the world very differently, so this is less book review and more… Continue reading Book Review: Nonviolent Communication
I think we judge. We all judge, even if we don't like to admit it, and that's okay. Or is it? I generally think of myself as pretty open-minded. I think people should embrace whatever viewpoints they want to embrace, as long as they're not channelling those views into harmful actions against others. If I… Continue reading Are You Judgmental?
I saw a post on the topic of shoulding recently on Grounding Growth and wanted to continue the conversation. Definitely check out her stop the should worksheet. The word should can have several meanings, but the most relevant here is the one from Google dictionary, which Grounding Growth also referenced. "used to indicate obligation, duty,… Continue reading Shoulding Ourselves to Death
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term is judgementality. Shortly after I scheduled this post in my queue, I saw a post on the same topic on Scarlett's BPD Corner. I figure a topic must be a pretty good one if it's on multiple people's… Continue reading What Is… Judgementality?
We live in a world in which people are constantly judging us on how we look. Sometimes, the effects of mental illness are overtly obvious, like when hygiene goes flying out the window, or when eating pattern changes produce major weight loss or gain. Things like weight gain can also be very visible side effects… Continue reading Visible Side Effects: When People See My Psych Meds