The stigma is real.
Despite the fact that aging does indeed kick us out of the in, our shame about it is unjustified. How can we kick the aging person out of a tribe of members that are all aging? Do we want to continue to eliminate our future selves from relevance?
Health insurance providers and employers have historically covered mental health and addiction differently than treatment
I saw it, though. I had been in such a good place, feeling so good about myself and my relationships all summer, and so I felt the shift dramatically. It was easy to identify how the shame and self-loathing sent me straight into a spiral of disconnection.
Previously, on my blog, I've spoken about communicating without making excuses or justifications for your decisions. I challenged you to spend a period of time trying to respond to requests in an authentic and honest manner. Today, I challenge you to gain a new respect for the word, "no."
Be angry. Be outraged. Feel what you feel. Do not pretend to be something you aren’t.