Over time, I’ve come to recognise some of the signs that precede depression. Last week I noticed myself feeling angry, a lot, for seemingly no reason. My therapy session yesterday helped uncover a bit of what was underneath.
We are all faced with stressors in our everyday lives, but what stresses out one person might not stress out someone else. The same rule applies to all of us, though: what goes up must come down. But how?
We get taught an awful lot, implicitly and sometimes explicitly, about what we’re supposed to love and hate about ourselves. Until we decide we no longer buy it. Until we decide we can just love it all!
Why is it so hard for us to rest? Do you ever just sit still and relax, for hours on end? I want to look at why it is tough, and how I can start building rest into my life.
What we present to the outside world shows itself in the way we hold our bodies. Do we lead with the head or with the heart? And what could the effects be?
My procrastination is an old friend and companion, but I’m no longer sure this relationship is beneficial. I’m ready, once more, to tackle my procrastination habit. Will you join me?
How would you describe a traumatized person? And what does your trauma look or feel like? I’ve dealt with different kinds of trauma over the past three years, and here are some of the key things I’ve learned so far.
Fasting for health reasons is hot. I could probably find 10 people within my circle of friends who’ve tried it. But fasting for religious reasons, such as Lent, seems to have gone out of style. Why bother with it at all? And can we learn anything from the Ramadan?