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A Mighty Question

Do you ever have deep insecurities surface at unexpected times?

The other day, I was commuting to my new job but I was deeply overwhelmed with a bout of insecurity based on comparisons: a successful career worker/professional verses being a life long worker in various fields.

I spent most of my adult life in ministry. However, outside of ministry, I have held various types of positions. And at times, I notice that I am envious of people who have held careers for years. Yet, I also cringe when I hear of a person working in the same position for thirty years! I cannot image driving or commuting the same way to work, every day at the same time, and doing the exact same thing for thirty years!!! Wow! The Lord gad really allowed me to do A BUNCH OF THINGS during the past thirty years.

So, here I am….insecure and content….wondering if others encounter such an emotional contradiction.🤔

Let me share this but of info as a causation for my conundrum. I just started a new job in a position I have done before. My body aches as it readjust to the physical demands necessary. And I am trying to adjust to this new role, physically. So, my surfaced insecurities might be my emotional way of adjusting to this new endeavor. Also, this is my first position after a year of recuperating from a sustained TBI.

Any #Thoughts ? #experience ? #knowledge ? Please feel free to share them in the comments section below.❤️

#Anxiety #PTSD #TBI
#BrainInjury #CPTSD

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Intelligence-related OCD

Have anyone experienced #OCD -related to your own #intelligence , like

(i) "I don´t understand all I´m #Teaching ",

(ii) "I might be dumb or way less smart than I thought",

(iii) "I dont understand this or that which is taught when we are kids",

(iv) "I´m not intelligent as I thought cause I think I don´t understand trivial things and I start to think about the reason behind some basic #knowledge , like i was learning it for the first time" ?

I used to be proud about my career and #academic achievements, and today I sometimes doubt about the things i teach, about being the intelligent person i used to be proud of, or about being capable of understanding very trivial knowledge I was taught (and used during a great part of my life) long ago.


What have you learned over your time with PTSD, that you would've like to have known when you were first diagnosed? #PTSD #Diagnosis #knowledge


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any fibro/cfids folks having a hard time with symptoms? #Fibro #CFIDS #ChronicIllness #corvid

like most fibro and cfid folks I always have a myriad of symptoms. I’d been fighting some kind of cold flu thing for weeks but I’m also in a relapse - 11months. I’ve had a sore throat a while. Breathing issues due to drug combos. and lack of sleep due to horrible people who live above me. usually run low temp- dropped a bit yesterday. given that I am suffering so much I try to take most of it in stride and keep believing God will make a way for me to have peace. now I’ve gotten much worse since a run to get groceries yesterday. I worse mask and gloves - and took the stare downs but I was trying to be responsible. today is no joke the pain and smattering of all the symptoms with a lot of ache pain flu-like. how do I know what’s my normal in this. my inner ear hurts- but I tried to use earplugs so I could have some sleep from the crazies above me. but the ache goes deep. I have a headache for days but I’ve been really stressed. my cat showing strange extra lethargic attached to me at the hip more than usual has me concerned. all this and I still need to get gallons water somehow. our tap not very healthy. anyone advice. I’m usually the best in these situations bc of all I’ve been thru but rn I am feeling over my head. guidance? personal experience? folks in relapses or with these conditions that have the virus or thought they did but just more run down??? thank you. stay mighty 💪🌈💜 #Confusion #Fibromyalgia #Relapse #CFIDS/Cfs/me #corvid -19 #pethealth #knowledge #Hope


What are some books you could read when you were depressed

I have started reading a lot lately and it’s a great distraction and passes the time when I would either be asleep or bored.

I’m looking for book recommendations.

But not those generic books about depression, inspirational quotes, being positive, or anything that says anything religious is the answer.

I really prefer non-depression themed books although they might have some depressing parts. And please no books on a “healing diet”, naturopathy or aromatherapy or food and exercise suggestions.

Please help me out! TIA

#Depression #BipolarDepression #BipolarDepression #Books #Reading #DistractMe #Suicide #Literature #knowledge


My coping toolbox

I have added something new to my coping toolbox recently. I was diagnosed Bipolar || 13 years ago. I started reading books about bipolar and other issues I have run into. Once I am done one I want to read another. I will continue to do that. It’s proven to be very helpful :) #BipolarDisorder #Anxiety #Depression #knowledge #Healing