Long before mental health became a hot topic, desperate souls were said to be going through the dark night of the soul. Continue reading Stuck in the Dark Night of the Soul
It’s 7:30 at night, and this all too familiar unease sets in again. A restlessness, a feeling that whatever it is, I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Yet I stay slouched on the couch. And that’s where … Continue reading Somatic experiencing changed my life (or how I learned to be at home in my body)
Elizabeth Gilbert, needless to say, wrote Eat, Pray, Love, and is all in all a beautiful source of inspiration for me. I found this tied in beautifully with the four noble truths of the Buddha. The first states that suffering … Continue reading Any talent not shared turns into pain – Elizabeth Gilbert (or the silver lining to our suffering)
This Saturday, climate protesters gathered on the streets of London to launch Extinction Rebellion’s 2020 climate strategy. Along with various other activist and faith groups, grandparents joined students, doctors and farmers for the right to peaceful protest. Continue reading Enough is Enough – London marches for solidarity, climate justice and the right to peaceful protest with Extinction Rebellion
I started a blog to write my little heart out about all the topics I care about, but that turns about to be quiet a few. Not only have I read all the SEO guides I could find and am … Continue reading Failing at this blogging thing- too many passions to write about?
I finally shot my very first short film that I wrote and directed! A dream that I’d aspired to for years had finally come true in November 2019, and I was over the moon with the result. Pulling MIRRORS off … Continue reading Editing my first short film (or how to slowly lose your will to live)
I was watching a mother-daughter duo on the tube today, how carefully the mum would adjust her daughter’s woollen hat, and started welling up with tears. She was clutching her little one’s hand tightly even sat down, as if she … Continue reading I'm so terrified of being a bad mother, I'd rather not be a mum at all sometimes
Hobbies should be something that allow you to lose yourself in the activity, something that brings you pure joy and has no other other purpose entirely. Continue reading The healing effects of pointless, tangible art – stop procrastinating, create your own therapy!
Children of dysfunctional homes often end up repeating the same relationship patterns they learned early on, first of all with themselves. This is what feels safe and known; our nervous system and brain is still stuck in fight-or-flight mode and … Continue reading How to never practise self-abandonment again