Artwork / Everything’s Fine / Off

a volcano heart erupting with a switch turned to “on,” a representation of emotional dysregulation
Gwenn Seemel
Off
2024
acrylic on panel
16 x 12 inches

$1300

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How does the volcano make you feel? Who does it remind you of? Do you control the switch or does someone else?

“Emotional dysregulation” is the technical term for being “extra” in an emotional sense. Though the term is far from flattering, it doesn’t necessarily deter those of us who self-identify as intense people. In fact, thinking of big feelings as emotional dysregulation can have the unfortunate effect of making some of us want to be extra extra.

Do you ever wish other people would tap into their extraness more? How do you regulate your emotions?