Being in the trenches is not the Pathology

The trenches are not the pathology.

Image from page 553 of “The Journal of nervous and mental disease” (1874)

The stressors, the triggers, the many things that go very wrong every fraction of a second in our lives—these are not the pathology. These are normal. These are what we all have.

The pathology is being alone.

Don’t hang out in the morass of bad-alonen. Be in community. Push for that in your life. It may not come “naturally.” Community is part of self-care.

Keep on!

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