Built-In Alarm System

Attachment theory teaches us that our loved one is our shelter in life. When that person is emotionally unavailable or unresponsive, we face being out in the cold, alone and helpless. We are assailed by emotions — anger, sadness, hurt, and above all, fear. This is not so surprising when we remember that fear is our built-in alarm system; it turns on when our survival is threatened. Losing connection with our loved one jeopardizes our sense of security.

“Hold Me Tight” by Sue Johnson

My migraine is pretty much gone–finally. I was able to go on a slow jog today without making things worse.

I made the mistake of starting Meteor Garden on Netflix recently. It’s a 50 episode romance/drama, and each episode runs for about 45 minutes. And I’m somehow already almost half-way through the series.

This is why I really shouldn’t have Netflix. Especially while we’re at home full time for social distancing. Stopping to remind myself to practice self-compassion and balance.

In any case, I’ve been totally fan-girling over this series the past couple of days. It’s been a while since I’ve watched a romantic drama. It’s a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, but it’s a good escape.

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