One of the things you will likely never see on my blog is a piece written by me that goes along the lines of, “top ten things you can do to help yourself,” etc. You might see a top ten list of things I have found useful, but I’d never phrase it in a way that suggested that you needed to run out and do/try those things.
The reason I don’t do that is because this isn’t a style blog and “should” is a shaming word. Those kinds of posts often feel like a Lecture to me, even when posted with the best of intentions.
There are a lot of mental health professionals who float around this community who identify themselves as such and post helpful advice. This isn’t about their posts.
Generally, I just like to keep my posts to “I” statements and my experiences because that is what I know is true. Perhaps my experience with something will reach someone else, but I certainly don’t want someone to feel bad if it doesn’t.
I know everyone has their own style, and I’m not here to knock anyone down. I just wanted to explain why you don’t see advice posts coming from me.
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