I shared this blog with a fellow friend yesterday. This is one of my all time favorite stories I’ve read, so I thought I’d share it with all of you.

 

Jenny Lawson is blogger who’s blog is “mainly dark humor mixed with brutally honest periods of mental illness.” Check out And That’s Why You Should Learn to Pick Your Battles. This may have been written six years ago, but it still cracks me up.

 

Read her books! Jenny is fiercely open and vulnerable about her life and her personal struggles with depression and anxiety disorder. If she can overcome adversity, we all can.

(written 02-12-2017)

 

I know, I know. You’re here expecting to slash the machete through the thicket of my complex brain while we discuss my processes through EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).

 

Sorry to burst your bubble. Not today!

 

I learned something yesterday that I wanted to share first. It’s important, so bear with me. We’ll explore my jungle tomorrow.

 

I’m currently taking a course by Dawn Clancy called ACOA 101. Yes, I have numerous workbooks, podcasts, books, and a variety of other recovery resources I’m doing to really understand my internal pain and how to heal it. This has become my personal goal, my life mission so to speak. You’re just lucky enough to join me on this Rocky Road.

 

For some reason, I’m currently craving ice cream.

 

Anyway, what I just learned was, that as a child of a dysfunctional family, I was expected to follow three implied rules. These rules are explained in Claudia Black’s book, Children of Alcoholics: It Will Never Happen To Me.

 

The three rules are:

  1. Don’t Talk
  2. Don’t Trust
  3. Don’t Feel

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