February 2022 - Mel Recommends



Watching:

As we see it - This show features actors who are on the autistic spectrum, the show focuses on three young adults with ASC sharing an apartment, overseen by Mandy. It zooms in on their day-to-day struggles of living with a sensory processing disorder.

Mandy their aide, deeply cares about them, but at the same time is contemplating whether to move on in pursuit of another opportunity.


Reading:

Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown - This beautiful and powerful book explores eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. These include stress, overwhelm, anxiety, worry, avoidance, excitement, dread, fear, and vulnerability. As a person who wants to continuously develop emotionally and form deeper connects and relationships with others, this book is full of lessons. She also advises us how the practice of compassion can lead to higher levels of empathy: “Compassion is the daily practice of recognizing and accepting our shared humanity so that we treat ourselves and others with loving-kindness, and we take action in the face of suffering.” A subject I include a lot about in my writing. I feel this should be on everyone’s bookshelves!


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