Still Open #40

Always Open: Still Open #40

Join Barbara Dunkelman, Chris Demarais, and Mica Burton as they discuss a listener submitted question about someone who is concerned about spreading themselves too thin with their commitments.

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  • KDWin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Mia looks like she just smoked a joint.

  • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I Am What I Am

    1 month ago

    At the Social Disorder Season 2 Premiere I was lucky enough to talk to Chris about punk stuff. As fascinating as it would be to see Chris as a punk guitarist I have to say I'm happy he wound up here. 

  • deviouslyxnice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 1000% Tsun

    2 months ago

    It's so funny to me that Mica brought up self-care cause I'm currently on state disability due to my mental health. 

    Just recently I was told that my therapist and psychiatrist mutually agree that I am not fit for any work what so ever. So you can only imagine how that news felt as someone who has been financially independent from her family for nearly 7 years in food service. It was tough going to work knowing I loved helping people but deep down I was brewing with such deep hatred 'till one day I had murderous intent. I know I have a problem in giving so much and not focusing on myself [generalization btw] of what caused my first serious adult mental breakdown. I've suffered through Major Depressive Disorder since ever really but this one was just like boulders crushing me. I still have a hard time convincing myself that what I'm doing at this moment; which is living is a goal in of it self. Again; it's such a weird thing to explain in such simple terms but being a living advocate, not being silent anymore about my pain is good progress...so thanks Mica for bring such an important topic up..

  • StevenSauer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    TO ME! =D

  • markkostecki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Road head for girls is possible. Ive seen the proof

  • Admiral343 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Robot cars? Is Chris secretly part of Tesla? Along with Burnie Burns, an accredited Tesla owner? 

  • C4BlueQrow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

     Self care is physical human nature at its core. As much as we want to believe emotionally that we care more about others than ourselves, everything we do is geared toward our own needs or gratification. It may sound selfish, but really it doesn't have to be.

     If you're focused so much on other people, you're going to break down, unless you know that you are already taken care of. If you are not in a position to help someone, don't feel bad for not helping. But if you are in a position to help, we're inclined by emotional human nature to help without hesitation, because we know that we can help without putting ourselves into that situation where we are the ones who need help.

     Call it pride, selfishness, or a lack of compassion, but the truth remains that our priority as humans will always be ourselves, our own happiness, wellbeing, etc.  Even in relationships; we as humans, being a social animal, find emotional or romantic partners based on primal need for companionship.

     Love you guys, love the show, and I'm so glad that you talk about meaningful and thought provoking topics. 


    "I'm a thrill seeker. I want to travel around the world and get wrapped up in as many crazy adventures as I can. And if I help people along the way, then that's even better..." -Yang Xiao Long


    • C4BlueQrow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      So this was interesting. I posted this^ last night, then today in my American Heritage lecture, we talked about Self-Interest. Grand coincidence.

  • BakuFanatic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Thumbnail has Mariel, video doesn't have Mariel. Don't toy with my emotions like this

  • DrKaber FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pun Accounted For

    2 months ago

    To Stephen, and to Stephen, but also to you Stephen

    • C4BlueQrow FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Can we include Steven?

    • FirenautPhx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Phoenician

      2 months ago

      Even Stevphen.

    • josoi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      What about Phteven?

  • GabrieleLove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Mica is adorable 

  • Svenphen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    On behalf of all the Stephen's of the world, we sincerely appreciate the toast you have given us.

  • DeadRobots FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    You get a double ended dildo. girl on girl roadhead achieved

  • Jgulezian FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Steve

  • TheGreenLobster FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Why d they assume girl on girl roadhead is a new thing? didn't Camren Diaz do it?