Post re-share: Empathy in the work place

This was a post I was originally going to schedule for today, but I posted last night. I am doing a post re-share, because of how my posting may not have been seen by all, that follow via their reader, due to scheduling wrong. It may have appeared on the reader at an earlier time and not as it aired when I changed the timing back to evening time.

Post: Empathy in the work place.

Due to recent difficulties, as this post mentions, I discovered my work place has empathy.

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Thank you.

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Empathy in the work place

Compared to my old place that had no empathy, other than when they had to follow procedures when you were off sick from work, my new work place has empathy.

I have been feeling emotional, as I find the court case is finally coming around, for the death of my cousin and her husband. I have tried to keep this outside of work, but because I called into the courts one occasion prior to work, to find out some information, it meant I wasn’t my usual happy self and I had a little anxiety.

It’s lovely to know I have he support from the lady who is in charge of us, should I need it. One being time off work, if I certainly heard this right, but I do know that being at work is the right thing for me. But I do have an annual leave I put in, for the hearing.

This is all I will reveal here, on my blog about the latest development that has finally come around. I am not going to reveal how I feel, or how my mum feels and why I feel I need to attend the court hearing and nothing more will be said in any future pots either. This is out of respect for all family concerned and to keep everything private. (Hence this post will be closed for comments.)

For those new to my blog this year, this is the post where you will find my “Double Heartbreak.”

Post share: “My battle cry: Ignorance is not an excuse,” by A Kinder Way.

Ignorance is no excuse. It is time to learn to gain an understanding, if you don’t know about someone’s mental health. Ignorance can damage.
Learn more here, why ignorance is no excuse.

A Kinder Way

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I have had OCD for 14 years. Throughout those 14 years, I’ve been supported, understood and believed by many people in my life.  I’ve been shown a great deal of love and patience. I’ve seen effort and kindness, compassion and an incredible amount of care. To those people…thank you….from the bottom of my heart. THANK YOU.

The thing is…I’ve also felt a lot of negative things about my diagnosis.

I’ve felt embarrassed and ashamed.

I’ve felt burdened and scared.

I’ve felt guilty and sad.

I’ve felt overwhelmed, confused, angry and frustrated.

I’ve been dismissed and ignored and even felt betrayed a time or two.

This year I’ve made a commitment to myself and my health.

I will no longer allow myself to be treated negatively over something I have no control over.

I will no longer accept ignorance as an excuse for any lack of understanding about my diagnosis from the…

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Invisible illnesses do not make invisible people

Something I came across Facebook and I wanted to share here. There are many illnesses that are invisible, but because they are invisible, it does not mean our invisible illness are not easy. It does not make them any less.

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Just some examples of invisible illnesses are:

  • mental illness
  • dyslexia
  • hearing loss
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fibromyalgia

As I have mentioned, this is just a short list and there are many other invisible illnesses.

Letter to my impatience

Dear Impatience

I have noticed recently you have been slowly creeping in and more so since I have been self-conscious and concerned about my rash. Catching me at a slightly vulnerable time.

I now write to tell you that I will no longer allow you to enter my life, because if I do, I know you will invite anger into my life again.
I have felt good since anger left and now way do I want to see anger in my life again.

When I observed how you were creeping back into my life, I decided to change things slightly as you appeared, to ignore you. It is feeling like a battle with you, which you will not win. I will be inviting kindness back into my life, who I neglected, to say kindness made me feel good. Allowing kindness back into my life, a reminder another blogger gave me, will mean you will no longer be around impatience.

I find you rude impatience for uninviting yourself and pushing kindness out. I will be making sure you are out of the door this time and not kindness. I need to make sure I do not ignore kindness who makes me feel good. I will need to make sure kindness is with me more often, making sure I am ok.

Bye bye, impatience and don’t come back.

Liz

Related post:

Letter to my anxiety

Be nice to yourself

Are you a person that has, or is being hard of themselves. I expect most reading this will have been. (Including myself. But I am getting better at it.)

At the early stages of writing this blog and at a time where I was going through a difficult time, I came across a post of “10 ways to be nice to yourself.” I have been meaning to share this for sometime and I have only just got round to doing so. So here it is: “10 ways to be nice to yourself.” The link will take you to another website, where you can read it. I hope you find this useful as I did. 🙂