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    The Power of Words #Community #dialogue #Communication #Connection

    As I scroll amongst social media sites, I have realized something new in me. My excitement rises when words are shared as a response to any post. But I become like a competitive teen when emojis are communicated. I cannot believe my middle aged self counts and compares my emoji responses with others. Crazy!

    Therefore, since I am on medical leave, I have started appreciating the power of words. Don’t get me wrong, I am a true introvert. I love my alone time. But I have noticed my internal feelings, of joy, when crafted words are offered as opposed to the computer generated forms of communication.

    Hey, let me just say, I used emojis all the time as a active multitasker running and commuting around city streets! However, now, my state of mind has allowed me the privilege of realizing the power of words and his dialogue builds community.

    So, as I embrace this new platform, I will strive to rewire my now altered brain by really responding to this community of #TheMighty . Why? Because I enjoy the power of your words. And I prefer to be in constant dialogue with you, the community of #TheMighty !!!❤️


    How to improve communicate and not just do avoidance?

    With anxiety occasionally I’ll avoid things or confrontations, etc unpleasant things, or even procrastinate and so on. Does anyone have any tips to improve and or communicate better my needs or find some middle ground where everyone is happy instead of avoiding the situation in the first place? Mainly family related, but just in general want to improve on the area. Thanks!

    #Anxiety #Communication #Wondering #thanks #appreciateit #selfImprovement #thanks #Trying #Depression

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    I saw a post today…. What was a “marriage” win this week? Did something g go really well for you and your partner this week? How did it make you feel?

    For me 2 weeks after a huge blowout… we r at least talking… small talk, nothing g real important, but talking at least! It makes me “scared” “happy” “cautious” “worried” but mostly “glad”! How about any of you? Hoping yours is more along the lines of “planning a trip together” “went out for a nice dinner” “cuddle on the couch” ….. tell me some good happy stories!! #marriageishard #Communication #ChronicIllness #Marriage


    #Communication #ADHD #Depression #AnxietyDisorder

    In what ways have you successfully communicated to people close to u that u r in need of more support (and gotten what you need)? Bc I have been doing this for over 20 years and no matter how hard I try or how fucking nice I am, they still don’t understand when I need help.

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    #Communication #ChronicDepression #GeneralizedAnxietyDisorder #ADHD

    In what ways have you communicated to people close to u that u r in need of more support and been successful? Bc I have been doing this for over 20 years and no matter how hard I try or how fucking nice I am, they still don’t understand when I need help.

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    A Disney Day

    It was a Disney Day at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. I had an awesome time walking around with my cousin for her #Birthday . She is 40 years old, and I am 36! How the heck did we get so #Old ? I thought about #Life a lot this week, and I wondered about what the future holds for us all.

    Are any of you trying #desperately to avoid watching the #News on TV? I sure do. I don't watch news clips on YouTube or read news articles that contain #negativity because my brain cannot handle it. Can yours?

    I wish that things were #different . I know that we all wish things could have been improved as it feels pretty horrible right now. I would be lying if I said I did not go on YouTube and watch a few newsclips. #Youtube is always my #Outlet to receive #Communication from the world and watch my favorite creators. However, It is #hard to get myself away from the news section. The #gasprices alone are enough to cause a concern.

    So... I want to spend as much time as I can visiting Magic Kingdom while I have the chance. I am thankful for my annual pass, as we bought it before I lost my #Job with Universal Studios.


    Anyway... how are you??

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    People see me differently now; Did they not listen this whole time? I’m lost, confused, and frustrated.

    I’ve been out of work for 6 months or so (long story l, work didn’t know COVID, put pressure on us, we didn’t know COVID so it was hell trying to work then add on my brain). As I’m trying to get healthy again so I can get a job and such, I feel like everyone sees me differently. Since I don’t do much, I’m open, you can see me more clearly even if you have no idea what’s going on inside. My friend gets mad when I don’t answer the phone. It triggers panic attacks so I always have it on silent, nothing is different. She says my communication is off and that she’s not sure if she can tell me thinks because she’s not sure if I’ll be there. This hurts me greatly. I don’t do things like this on purpose. She texted me last night for a bit, all was fine. I took my night medicine and it doesn’t take that long to kick in. She called and texted me for homework help at midnight but my medicine got to me first. I’ll contact her tomorrow but it hurts to think I’m hurting someone from something that I have no control on. Health first.

    Then the same for my family. They’re seeing more symptoms than they would when I’m at work most of the day. I keep telling everyone symptoms and how it effects me but it seems like im on a caroseul, spinning and spinning. All of this is not ready. It makes me feel intense anxiety to just exist in my body. I don’t want people mad at me. I’m human, too, but just need a little extra care. #Bipolar1Disorder #Communication #Anxiety #Stress #ADHD

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    One of the hardest words for me to understand #Autism #Communication

    As a heterosexual woman, I find it somewhat confusing when someone asked me, "Do you think he (referring to a male peer of a similar age) is cute? Like are they asking if I think
    1. Does the guy fits society's standards of attractiveness?
    2. Is he not ugly?
    3. Is he my type?
    4. Would I consider dating the guy?
    5. Does he make me laugh and smile?
    6. Do I have a crush on him?
    7. Is he the type of person who I'd want to impress?
    Or is it something totally different?

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    How do I tell my therapist if I'm having some concerns about therapy?

    One of the things many of us struggle with is advocating for ourselves in therapy. There's a sense that we are being “bad patients” if we bring up any concerns about therapy with our therapist. Quite the contrary. Therapists are human too. They can and do make mistakes. They rely on us to provide them feedback so that they can help us more effectively.

    If you are afraid of doing it in person, ask about sending them an email ahead of your next session. Sometimes it is easier to write things down than to say them out loud. For me I have found that it is in these moments where I am able to express my concern that the greatest growth has occurred in therapy. In therapy talk this is called "rupture and repair" and it is a crucial tool to learn where relationships are concerned.

    What tools have you used to bring up hard topics with your therapist?

    #Trauma #PTSD #CPTSD #Therapy #ruptureandrepair #Communication