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In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. ~Deepak Chopra
The Mayo-Clinic defines this disorder as "Intermittent explosive disorder involves repeated episodes of impulsive, aggressive, violent behavior or angry verbal outbursts in which you react grossly out of proportion to the situation.
Signs of Intermittent Explosive Disorder
- Road Rage
- Domestic Abuse
- Throwing or Breaking Objects
- Other temper tantrums
People with intermittent explosive disorder may attack others and their possessions, causing bodily injury and property damage. They may also injure themselves during an outburst. Later, people with intermittent explosive disorder may feel remorse, regret or embarrassment."
It is important to start exploring IED with more depths because it seems to be all around us. Either it's the person having a fit from road rage, a short tempered boss or colleague, a friend who is quick to anger or a partner who is showing signs of an increasing temper.
The link below to the Mayo-Clinic website offers in depth information to help clarify the factors, causes,symptoms, and treatment and referral resources for intermittent explosive disorder.
If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.
― Dalai Lama
Infertility has been a rising concern for our friends, family members, and our communities. Dealing with infertility can be an extremely stressful and painful experience. It has become a frequent issue for many of my clients and I am frequently looking for ways to speak about this issue in ways that will be supportive.
During this journey, I came across an article from Resolve that helps us understand the do's and don'ts when speaking to someone who is experiencing infertility. The article states "Infertility is, indeed, a very painful struggle. The pain is similar to the grief over losing a loved one, but it is unique because it is a recurring grief."
I can only hope that as we navigate this issue in therapy, in our families and in our community, that we do so with respect and sensitivity to help ease the suffering for the people we so dearly care for.
Below is a link to the full article.
The great Maya Angelou.
Below is a link to some of Maya Angelous' beautiful words in honor of her spirit which has touched and inspired the world. Take a moment to enjoy her gifts.