I am 43 years old. I have been in the workforce since I was 14. I have been employed with my current company since I was 29. And until yesterday, I have never in my life asked for a raise. It's not clear to me when I first realized this was something I should, perhaps, … Continue reading Finding Courage To Ask For A Raise
I am triggered and my mental and emotional state respond accordingly. I am experiencing frustration with a client. Their behavior is reopening wounds that are already raw and irritated. Their behavior feels like being in a relationship with the Narcissist. No matter how many different ways I express to this client what their expectations should … Continue reading Narcissistic Recovery: PTSD Triggers
Everyone calls you paranoid when you stress about every possible outcome for every possible scenario. When you have anxiety issues, this is both unavoidable and a potential blessing.
Roz Chast's brilliant graphic memoir, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, is about watching her elderly parents decline. I learned of this book from a list my mother sent me (12 Books That Will Make You a Better Writer and Storyteller), because apparently when I mention to my mother that I’ve been doing more writing … Continue reading Depression, Anxiety, and Career