Overactive fight, flight, or freeze response
megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life With an Overactive Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response

I'm a freezer. My brain has learned that fighting almost always makes the situation worse, and running betrays the panic I feel inside which could also make things worse, so I just freeze up.

The best writing advice I've ever received
advice, being a writer, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health, writing woes

The Best Writing Advice I’ve Ever Received

You can do more. This doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough right now, it means you contain multitudes, you are a powerful force full of too many stories to tell the same one over and over.

Emotional hypervigilance and sensitivity
highly sensitive person, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

High Sensitivity, Emotional Hypervigilance, and My Eroded Sense of Self

I have always been a very sensitive person, and after years of hearing how my emotions were excessive or dramatic or “wrong,” I developed a coping mechanism: always be aware of how others are feeling.