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Mental Health

I’m Staring Down a Slippery Slope & Feeling Vertigo

“You know how you always want more for the people you love?” he says. “We want that for you, too.”

I sigh. I can piece together what he’s saying, connect the dots, and understand how it makes logical sense. But it’s so hard for me to feel it.

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Mental Health

Sometimes Love Can Look Like (Temporarily) Lowered Expectations

Maybe temporarily lowered expectations is a form of self-love I can actually get behind. Not the self-aggrandizing kind of self-love where I think I’m all that and a bag of chips or can do no wrong. But one where I can extend a little grace to myself when I’m struggling, allow myself a slower day without guilt. A self-love where I can trust myself to catch up later on the slack I’ve cut myself.

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