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.

Where Is Your Shadow? And What Does It Look Like?

We all have graves in our yards of things we buried long ago, things we don’t want to see or know. Sometimes, we even forget they are there. But knowing our shadow, and taking the time to look at it, is vitally important.

Healthy Relationship Practices: Owning Your Sh*t

In any interaction, there is more than one party, and every party has their influence. In romantic relationships this is even more the case, yet we are often blinded by what we contribute to the funk we may get into at times…

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?