You actually don’t know this.
Jennifer Gates

I know that Cartesian dualism is a belief system and not a fact. Psychological trauma affects the brain and the body. Mental health therapy is no different than physical therapy. She mentions distraction twice and the focus of the article is the immense monetary cost of what has happened to her including burying herself in an expensive hobby. Healing would mean she needs to invest less in distraction and returns to a more balanced life. I think the fact that she felt motivated to write this means she isn’t healing, but is digging into a deeper monetary hole. This isn’t “judgment”; it’s a recommendation to get help.

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