Defensiveness is a normal reaction to not being heard or seen. I wrote this post for Lymeology, because it speaks to how this relates to the Lyme experience.
Chronic Lyme disease is not fully recognized by conventional medicine, it is an invisible illness, and you have good days and bad days, so it's easy to understand why people don't know exactly how to react to someone with Lyme. This means we usually have our guard up just in case that reaction is a negative one.
Click below to read the post. I included areas in which we need to keep standing up for ourselves and, more importantly, what we need to learn to let go:
Why Lyme Disease Makes You Defensive + 5 Things to Let Go
What have you had to let go of in order to heal?
"Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on." - Eckhart Tolle
I'm Kerry (She/Her/Hers) and I am a licensed therapist, group facilitator, poet, writer, & speaker. This is a place to acknowledge and validate our suffering and trauma, while also learning how to turn toward aliveness and spaciousness.