Episode Six: Why should you take a break?

As I said in my last post, I needed a break. Life is stressful enough without COVID-19 knocking on your door. In today’s episode I go a little bit more into why I needed a break and I talk a little bit about the benefits of taking one yourself.

While you can hear the storm thundering in the background, and I can’t stay on topic to save my life, this episode is to serve as a reminder to all that sometimes you just need to slow down. After you give this episode a listen please leave a comment sharing what ways you make time for small breaks in your life.

Episode Five: What is PTSD?

Trigger Warning: This episode mentions suicide and rape.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been struggling with depression and mental illness. I honestly thought it was normal for everyone to want to die all the time, because it seemed to me like everyone in my life was unhappy. It wasn’t until I got out into the real world that I truly started to understand just how insane my life was.

Around the age of 23 I was diagnosed with PTSD, among other things. It was here that I started realizing how much of my daily life was being effected by trauma I had gone through. It was here that my healing journey began.

In this episode of The Gift of Dysfunction I’m going to explain a little bit more about the trauma I went through, as well as what exactly PTSD is. This was not an easy episode for me to record so I do apologize if I’m all over the place. Regardless, give it a listen and let me know what you think!

Episode one: What is Dysfunction Anyway?

Skip all of the reading and click here to dive in.

I’m so excited about this episode. Not only am I discussing one of my favorite topics, but this is the first stepping stone for a successful podcast. It can’t be a success if I never publish an episode, right? New year, new podcast!

This episode is all about what Executive Dysfunction is and how it can change your life. I explain what Executive Function is, as well as give a few examples so you can tell if Dysfunction is affecting your life. I also tell you a little bit about me and my story with this symptom.

If you liked what you heard, or didn’t, be sure to let me know either in the comments of this post or on any of our social media platforms. Thank you for listening and I’ll see you again on Wednesday for my first book review of 2020.

Sources:
https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/executive-function/
https://www.webmd.com/add-adhd/executive-function#1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_functions
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_dysfunction
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genie_(feral_child)