1 Year After the Start of My Burnout: What Helped Me Heal and Which Insights I Take With Me

A year ago I was home from work for the first time, not knowing that I wouldn’t be going back for the next foreseeable future. I went into a darkness I hadn’t seen since my early twenties, but slowly climbed back out. Here’s how.

Identifying Your Invisible Stressors

Sometimes we feel stressed without really knowing why. It seems our lives haven’t really changed and yet we are overwhelmed. But are we really seeing all there is to see?

How to go About Planning and Time Management When There’s Just. Not. Enough. Time. (Including 5 Tested Planning Tips)

Planning out your day is bound to confront you with the limitations of time. I ran into quite a bit of that confrontation in the past week, and here are some of the things I’ve learned…

How Our Body Image Affects Our Health

I used to think that the way I thought about my body reflected the way I treated it, but what if that’s not the whole truth? What if it’s actually the other way around?

Is Being Impulsive Really Such a Bad Thing?

Going somewhere on a whim, following your nose wherever it takes you, forging the iron while it is hot… doing something impulsively can be really fun! But what are the drawbacks? And is there a way to keep the good and let go of the bad?

What We Want and What We Need

What we want and what we need, or what we think we need and what we really need… sometimes it’s hard to figure out which is which and to strike a balance between those different needs.

10 Things I Still Haven’t Figured Out After 37 Years

My 37th birthday was a bit of a rough day, and it helped guide the words for this post on things I still find myself facing after working on them for most of my life…

How Do You Know You’re No Longer Depressed?

As the sun rises again, as the air gets warmer and the birds start chirping, I see how Spring has slowly unfurled itself over the frozen ground. Up pop the snowdrops, the crocuses. Out come the first blossoms. And on the ground I notice a dandelion, showing me that all my wishes are still there, intact, waiting for me to spring back to life and act.