And Read This
I wish there were a better system for comments/responses on here because I fear this will get lost… but here’s another NYT article related to the issue of “funks” and feeling your way through them that I wanted to share for anyone interested. Though it specifically focuses on women, I think most of this is probably universal across genders. ❤
When we are overmedicated, our emotions become synthetic. For personal growth, for a satisfying marriage and for a more peaceful world, what we need is more empathy, compassion, receptivity, emotionality and vulnerability, not less.
We need to stop labeling our sadness and anxiety as uncomfortable symptoms, and to appreciate them as a healthy, adaptive part of our biology.