VOICES with Amber B Skylar

[EP:34] Happiness, Addiction and Coping Mechanisms - Amber B Skylar

July 21, 2021 Amber B Skylar Season 1 Episode 34
VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:34] Happiness, Addiction and Coping Mechanisms - Amber B Skylar
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VOICES with Amber B Skylar
[EP:34] Happiness, Addiction and Coping Mechanisms - Amber B Skylar
Jul 21, 2021 Season 1 Episode 34
Amber B Skylar

I cannot wrap my mind around the sale of happiness.  It's everywhere.  It's in our constitution - the pursuit of happiness. What is striking to me, is that we do not sell or market/promote our right to feel safe, to face our emotional pain without scrunity, judgment, and shame, and its the excruitiating amount of time it takes for human evolution to teach those that seem weaker, to fight back.  Instead we are lured into ""pleasure"".    Porn, shopping, alcohol, cigarettes, love, gambling, consumption of food, materialism, avoidance of anything to do with mental health, prescription drugs, sex, workalholism, violence. On and on. 

We are so busy surviving, thriving that we do not have, or make the time, to stop - and face reality. Lifes not a Disney Movie or a cutsey comedic love story.  Even behind the scenes of Hollywood, we have drugs, violent crime, abuse. 

I talk about my own addiction, and my OCD tendencies toward "cleaning", and strong yearnings for "angels" and other healing modalities that can also be used to avoid, run away from and for some to "survive".  

#amberbskylar #voiceofamber #metoo #domesticviolence #rape #porn #addiction #veteran #ptsd

Show Notes

I cannot wrap my mind around the sale of happiness.  It's everywhere.  It's in our constitution - the pursuit of happiness. What is striking to me, is that we do not sell or market/promote our right to feel safe, to face our emotional pain without scrunity, judgment, and shame, and its the excruitiating amount of time it takes for human evolution to teach those that seem weaker, to fight back.  Instead we are lured into ""pleasure"".    Porn, shopping, alcohol, cigarettes, love, gambling, consumption of food, materialism, avoidance of anything to do with mental health, prescription drugs, sex, workalholism, violence. On and on. 

We are so busy surviving, thriving that we do not have, or make the time, to stop - and face reality. Lifes not a Disney Movie or a cutsey comedic love story.  Even behind the scenes of Hollywood, we have drugs, violent crime, abuse. 

I talk about my own addiction, and my OCD tendencies toward "cleaning", and strong yearnings for "angels" and other healing modalities that can also be used to avoid, run away from and for some to "survive".  

#amberbskylar #voiceofamber #metoo #domesticviolence #rape #porn #addiction #veteran #ptsd