Perfect timing. @therealalt1080 and I were just discussing reacting vs responding.
Reactions are automated based on our programming from birth onward. Reactions are defensive moves because we’re afraid
Every master has suffered a wound, either physical or emotional, that they found a way to turn into an empowering strength and purpose.
Listed here are resources for healing trauma for your own journey
Half the people I know have this problem. One of the best lessons I learned: Just say "thank you." I actually think that this emoji 🙏 just may be the most emotionally intelligent one ever made.
It's easy to dismiss someone by calling them "crazy," but keep in mind that you're also dismissing the opportunity to truly see and understand them, and perhaps learn something yourself. Dare we say that...It's
So when Tweeting, blogging, and otherwise expressing yourself online (or ever)...don't be surprised when you are misunderstood. Expect it. And expect any defense or attempt to clarify to likely perpetuate
Swipe left for the complete thought. It's really about the third slide.
More tips on healing your inner issues on the blog: https://www.neilstrauss.com/neil/stop-your-mind-from-doing-a-number-two-on-your-life/
If on the contrary, you feel like you're hitting burnout with your chosen career, read this. https://www.neilstrauss.com/advice/how-to-avoid-burnout/ (link in bio)
Are you in a relationship? Keep it real.
1. Do you tell your beloved that you are happy? When last did you tell your spouse how happy you are with him/her?
2. Give a kiss when your spouse doesn't expect
From a 2001 @NYTimes interview I did with the genius cartoonist, Chris Ware, whose work is in the extra slides here. His Acme Novelty Library Series are among the greatest examples of comics as literature.
Swipe right for the full thought. It's really about the last slide. I've known people whose parents were so fundamentally, abusively abandoning that they felt a sense of shame so deep that they felt their
Ask yourself, “if I could do anything with no chance of failure and no monetary reward, what would it be?” Then do it. If you do it well enough, the rewards will come - unexpectedly and deservedly.