On Episode 133 of You, Me, Empathy, Shereen Lani Younes and I talk about the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic (we recorded this in April), self-care during quarantine, feeling like we’re “too emotional,” sexual identity and growing up in a Muslim family, and being kind to ourselves so we can be kind to others.
We also gab about how we may think we’re lone wolves but in reality we grow in connection with others. Shereen shares a mushrooms in the woods story, we empathize over being middle children, we talk about using comedy to cope with darkness, and Shereen opens up about the time she ghosted her therapist, taking medication, her queer and Syrian-American identities, and how we’re all just trying our best to feel alive.
Plus, SO much more, including the most important takeaway from this episode:
WE HAVE TO BE KIND TO OURSELVES FIRST BEFORE WE CAN TRULY BE KIND AND CARE FOR AND MAKE AN IMPACT ON OTHERS.
It’s so easy to forget this. We hope this episode is a reminder for you, feely human :)
Thanks to Shereen for sharing her story!
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