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)
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
I must be the first person ever to state this, and I’m well aware of the controversy. After all, 38 deaths have been linked to former reality star contestants, and the online trolling has been horrendous. How come someone as … Continue reading How reality TV is helping my mental health (no joke)
Last summer, my 2-year depression came to a head. I took myself to A&E and refused to leave, knowing that if I did, I would be all out of options with my suicidal depression. Previously, therapists had sent me away, … Continue reading Depression taught me to live again
Like marriage, friendship cannot survive long term if one doesn’t at least give the semblance to care. When one’s feelings are hurt, someone needs to do the work to overcome it. When it is always the same person, how could … Continue reading Willing to be a bad friend – perfectionism in friendship
In waterloo station they advertise snow Every one looks like the last guy I shagged I could use a little death right now At a party there’s beer but the hosts a no-show Leftovers bagged and friends gone home so … Continue reading I could use a little death right now
last year, i cut my hairfrom hip length to ear lengthbut between my shoulder bladesi still felt a tingling in mirrors, i caught a glimpseof a large fluffy spider clingingto my spine, its legs restingon my ribs. i stretched thin … Continue reading are spiders friends?