What Causes Overwhelm?

The litany of factors contributing to our sense of overwhelm is long. We’ll uncover some of the contributors here, but the point is this: The conditions for overwhelm exist for every one of us, whether we were born into them, walk consciously into them, or they descend upon us. But being aware of the many directions from which waves of overwhelm may come can help prepare us to navigate those waves with more self-compassion and prowess. And if we are lucky . . . grace.


It’s a new anti-depressant—instead of swallowing it, you throw it at anyone who appears to be having a good time.”

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