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Lakeside in Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe, Nevada (Miranda Hernandez)

I write a lot about this concept of numbness. I think that before, I would have described it as a lack of feeling. “I am empty, I am numb.”

I realize today it’s something quite different. It’s something protective. It’s something that appears when your heart is overwhelmed, when life becomes just a little too heavy. It’s something that appears when you need to breathe.

When I check in with my heart today, it “just” feels numb. And that’s okay. It says a lot to me.