Each are separate

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In society, people tend to speak of kindness, empathy, and compassion as if they are the same. They distinct and have identifiable qualities. Sometimes two go together. Even all three.

First, let's clear something up. Being an empath serves no purpose. I was one and had to…


Some science and ending them

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About a third of us may experience a panic attack at some point in our lives. The symptoms vary with each person but will include a racing, pounding heart. Other symptoms may include tingling sensations, numbness, and hyperventilation.

A panic attack is a flaw in the flight or fight mechanism…


You became my second home

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One of the most beautiful areas of England is where I live. When we first settled in England we lived in In The Isle of Purbeck, as my Dad had loved it while he had trained the Territorial Army. He was an Instructor as part of his duties with the…


The latest fear for women

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Yesterday, in England, a shooter shot five people and then shot himself. He shot his own mother, a three year old girl, and some men. All in a “quiet road in a suburb”.

The police have looked at his devices and found that he was an incel. An incel is…


How we can change that

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There are a lot of people going about their lives with the effects of trauma affecting their body, sleep, mind, and relationships. They often seek help from a physician and are given a prescription that either doesn’t work, or numbs their mind and emotions.

Trauma takes many forms — we…


That is the question

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Around Medium you may well have noticed writers have “Buy Me A Coffee” or “Ko-fi…” in their bio. This is because they depend on people buying a coffee for them as writing and their regular job does not pay all the bills.

But which is better?


FOOD

Recipe

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With grated butternut squash instead of carrot. Butternut squash season starts in early fall. Look for a very firm and heavy squash with fresh-looking stems. The skin should be smooth and unblemished. Squash with long necks are generally easier to peel and cut.

For 12 muffins:

2 large eggs

10 Tbsp. unsalted butter…


It’s life

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We grow up and then leave home by one way or another. If it’s by going to university we are more likely to become less introverted than we were as children.

I prefer introversion. It’s my safe place. However, I now extrovert almost as easily because of the…


NATURE

Such awe and beauty

Ancient Woodland. Photo: Chrissie Morris Brady

In the last few weeks, I have wandered my favorite haunts around my town. They are all nature areas; a huge park on the edge of town, and a path alongside the inner harbour.

When one drives, it is easy to forget how vast the harbor is and how the…

Chrissie Morris Brady Ph.D

I write what inspires me in15 pubs. I’m quirky. Recovered from severe trauma. Loves God. Traveller, Poet.Please support me at ko-fi.com/chrissiemorrisbrady.

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