It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

by Vasundhara Sawhney

November 10, 2020

It’s Okay to Not Be Okay


Toxic positivity is the assumption that despite a person’s emotional pain and turmoil, they should only have a positive mindset.

  • When we pretend that emotional pain doesn’t exist, we send a message to our brain that whatever the emotion is, it is in some way bad or dangerous. If our brain believes we are in a dangerous situation, our body will respond as such.
  • By overdoing positive affirmations, we may be invalidating our or others’ feelings and harming them when they are already in a vulnerable state.
  • The best way to deal with negative emotions is to let yourself feel the emotions you’re feeling and let them pass, not push them under the rug.close


Patience is a Virtue

Charlie, here’s your seeds
Ahhh, you heard me, didn’t you.
While he’s socking away the seeds in his cheeks, I’m petting his side with my thumb.
He fills his cheeks to capacity, races home to fill his pantry, and races back for more.
Yes, you can take some more, little guy.
Okay, there’s one back there I missed.
He must have a BIG pantry!

I love this little guy. He hears me come out the deck door and races up the steps and sits looking at me. “Hey lady, I’m here. Where’s my seeds?”

Charlie has been my friend for a few years but this year I decided to befriend him a bit more and now he doesn’t hesitate to come when I say, “Charlie, here’s your seeds.”

#Nature #Charlie #Chipmunk #Charlielovesseeds #sunflowerseeds