Some Things We Never Let Go Of…

As we get older, we often run into the same issues over and over again, and find ourselves faced with pain we don’t think will ever go away. And you know what? That’s okay.

Is It Wrong To Feel This Way? – An Inquiry Into Emotions and Morality

We sometimes wish we didn’t feel the way we did, because it is painful, or because we feel that our feelings are inappropriate, that they are wrong. But is that even possible? Are some feelings ‘wrong’ to have?

Meanderings of the Mind While Walking Through a Graveyard (Includes Photographs)

An intense session at the therapist’s office lead me to a walk in the central cemetery of Bruges, the oldest one in the country. Here’s where my eyes and mind went in the mean time…

Coming To Terms With My Past (And How Dawson’s Creek Factors In)

For a few months during the depth of my depression, I held on to Dawson’s Creek like a bit of a lifeline. It helped me get through some things in a way I had not expected. Here’s how.

Stormy Weather and its Inevitable Symbolic Meanings

Stormy weather has a way of pushing the pause button: schools close, we stay inside and keep windows and doors shut. How does our behaviour during an actual storm match what we do during a figurative storm? And what happens after?

Dealing With Depression: My Experience with and Thoughts on Medication

There are many different treatments for depression, mostly thanks to the fact that we still know little about how it actually functions. I’ve been using a classical natural remedy for a few weeks now and seem to be feeling better, but I have reservations about using medication, too.

Dealing with Depression: Good Days and Bad Days

My process has been one of ups and downs, like most processes are. During the ups, the downs seem so far away, and vice versa. Keeping the whole road in mind is helpful then.

Dealing with Depression: 13 Silver Linings

My depression is a really big, dark cloud with lots of rain that keeps pouring down. But from time to time, when the sun peaks through and at the right angle, there are some silver linings to be found…