How often do we say have a great day! without even thinking about what we are saying. I know, I know... it's just common decency and human etiquette to say it when saying goodbye to someone. Like saying "yeah I'm good" when someone asks how you are even though you may very well not be.... Continue Reading →
What is the deal with loneliness? How can we, especially the younger generations, feel lonely in a world so connected? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whatsapp, Snapchat... we have never had more ways to connect yet levels of loneliness are increasing. My counsellor told me that every second young adult to walk into her practice complains about... Continue Reading →
"Have you seen the new season of Money Heist on Netflix?" "Did you sign up for that virtual yoga class? "Do you have Disney+ ? You have to get one there's so much to watch!" "This is the perfect time to start learning that instrument!" "Author X has just released a new series of books!... Continue Reading →
Things are a bit strange at the moment (in case you haven't notice). I am not going to go into the details of Covid-19 because I am petty sure that you are fully aware of it. But for those with mental health struggles, this can all be quite triggering. So I wanted to lay out... Continue Reading →
Sad, somber, melancholy, sorrowful, low, emotional, pensive. Who wants to be sad? No one, surely. Why would anyone want to feel sad? Doesn't that usually mean that something bad has happened? That someone has wronged you, hurt you, disappointed you? Well, quite often yes. We are socialized to ‘just get through things’ or ‘toughen up’... Continue Reading →
When we live in a world where perfect is perceived as the norm through the likes of social media and advertising, it can be immensely triggering for some people.
Goodbye, 2019, you ruthless little bugger. You've been a year filled with a lot of lessons learnt the hard way. Lessons that came as the result of a lot of pain, grief, anxiety and isolation. Lessons I plan to take into 2020 to make it a better one. I could write an entire book on what 2019 taught me, but I've narrowed it down to these four lessons.
It's that time of year again. The decorations go up, the Christmas music starts ringing from every direction, and the festivities begin. But for some people this special day can be painted with a veil of sadness. A reminder of what we have lost. A source of suffering, a ruptured wound. If you have been... Continue Reading →
We live in a very demanding society. And if you struggle with anxiety, everyday can feel like a baptism of fire. Some of us (erm, me very much included) get overstimulated very fast. I don't want to speak for everyone but I know that it doesn't take much to drain my emotional capacity and make... Continue Reading →