WHEN YOU WERE BETWEEN 10 and 15 YEARS OLD…

What did you dream about?

What did you like to read?

What did you like to do?

Whom did you like to be around?

Whom did you admire?

Whom did you want to be when you grew up?

Maybe now is the time to manifest the person you dreamt you would be.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 13, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

SURVIVAL STRATEGY

In times of duress, your mind seeks out ways to survive. Even if these strategies are primarily useful in the short-term, they are unhelpful for the long-term, and are inherently dysfunctional.

When you are ready, therapy is useful with helping unpack, name, reorganize and reconsolidate your experiences.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 12, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

YOU ARE STILL HERE

Despite your difficult upbringing

Despite your difficult relationships

Despite the big and small traumas

Despite difficulties with mental health and physical health

Despite financial problems

Despite work issues

Despite not doing the right things

Take a bow, survivor!

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 12, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

OFTEN, IT IS MORE SATISFYING TO MENTALLY TRANSPORT YOURSELF ELSEWHERE THAN TO BE PRESENT

The learned ability to transport from being present to being elsewhere may be important for philosophers, artists, gamers, writers, contrarians, dreamers, spiritualists, creators and general malcontents.

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 10, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

YOUR FORMAL EDUCATION MAY BE HOLDING YOU BACK

From trying other jobs

From trying other careers

From not using your degree

From accepting less income

From accepting less status

From moving geographically

From taking a sabbatical or extended leave

From seeing yourself differently

Charles Tadros, M.D.

April 9, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri