2 thoughts on “A Conscious Re-Writing of Your Life Story: Three Optimal Practices, 2 of 2

  • July 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Dr Staik, I’ve been binge-reading many of your wonderful posts, learning a great deal. This one got me wondering about how illness, in general, might impact one’s ego health, and whether my specific illness has been known to cause special psychological challenges. As a 52-year-old severely sidelined by pervasive neuropathy (idiopathic, including autonomic), I’m having to significantly adjust my life expectations. So it’s not surprising that I’m having to reevaluate some of the ways I tell my life story to myself. With physical energy in short supply, I do find myself resorting to overly protective/defensive thinking, anxieties, etc. I also deal with guilt (e.g. did a lifetime of overindulging my id cause my illness?). I wonder if you recommend any special storytelling techniques for those with illness. And I wonder if you’ve seen any research on how autonomic neuropathy (or related illnesses — from, say, MS to Parkinson’s) might impact things like our “mirror neurons” etc. Thanks.

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  • October 15, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Dear Dr. Staik,

    I have been reading many of your blog articles in the last few years, and have gained a lot of insight, although it’s sometimes a bit difficult for me to understand the high level of these texts, due to the fact that English is not my mother tongue. Maybe, if I may say so, some more examples would help to make it easier to follow the flow of statements, because the texts are often abstract. In the above article, there is one example (the husband coming home late, which is not anything that threatens your survival), and this made all the difference.
    Thank you very much for your contributions to helping people in finding a way to become more “themselves” or develop into what they are meant to be (in case such a thing exists).

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