Go Soft

Image of Andy from The Shawshank Redemption newly free standing in the rain

“Emotional numbing” is a psychological phenomenon that can develop when we witness ongoing trauma - near-daily mass shootings, for example, or years-long pandemics, or when the basic human right to bodily autonomy is stripped from half the country. We’re equipped to cope with life’s regular setbacks, but if the atrocities keep coming, our all-too-human mind [...]