, 2023-01-02 18:04:05,
Simply put, being in today’s society that values human life in dollars can be excruciating. With mass shootings, a mass pandemic we endure, and vitriolic rhetoric from extremist groups, traumas from external sources can flood our minds with negative thoughts, triggering all kinds of responses in our minds and bodies.
This brings together above each individual’s personal burden, and often times greater than the weight of the world he must carry. For too long our society has decided to endure stress in silence. I recognized the collective as well as the personal trauma that comes with pent-up feelings of anxiety, identity, and stress—feelings that are perfectly normal and valid, and are part of the human experience.
Looks like we’re going around the corner. Mental health is addressed openly. Going to therapy no longer carries the stigma it once did. In fact, many people now really consider it impressive. “This is the true beauty of the age we’ve entered. People are more willing to grapple with the subject, look inward, and start working through those painful blockages,” Hannah Miller, a holistic women’s health expert with expertise in Western, Eastern, and Indigenous medicine, explained to me.
Trauma and stress are not limited to our minds. Our bodies absorb and reflect the emotions we experience. Our minds are flooded with chemicals that can alter our mood. The complex interaction between…
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