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)
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?
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!
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)
In my never ending journey to heal childhood abuse, I’ve had to face a painful fact: I am the only one keeping my trauma alive. Now that I am an adult, nobody but me is responsible for how I feel … Continue reading Nobody abused me more than I ever did (or how I became unstuck from my trauma)
A friend of mine recently shared in my fellowship her discovery: gratitude is an action, not a feeling. Denominating it as a mere emotion degrades gratitude, and it changed the way I write out my daily (well, weekly) gratitude journal. … Continue reading Gratitude is an action – or how to do a gratitude journal properly
In my own journey of processing childhood trauma and addiction I’ve come across the term ‘emotional sobriety‘ multiple times, and its poetry struck me. In all the meetings I’ve been to recently, I have not met a single addict with … Continue reading Emotional sobriety – the holy grail of any recovery
When a friend brings up a hurtful behaviour, any defensiveness will result in a lack of trust in the relationship. It’s easy to no longer feel safe with them. The “blame” lies with both here if they do not communicate … Continue reading Am I at fault here? (or personal accountability after trauma)
In my own journey of trauma recovery, I’ve discovered the heaviness of helplessness among victims of abuse. How does one get over the lingering feeling of not being able to do ANYTHING to stop what is happening right now? Research … Continue reading Hope for Helplessness