Over a year after the deepest darkness of my depression, my life looks very different, and the way I handle the darkness when it arises is also quite different…
Category Archives: Sadness
Alone on Christmas Eve…
Being alone on Christmas Eve may seem sad, but whether or not it is very much depends on whether or not it’s your choice or not…
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.
Why Watch Any Negative News?
For a long time, I stayed away from any news mostly because I didn’t want it to negatively impact my mental health. But there’s a downside to that, which I discuss in this post.
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…
Welcoming the Quiet
The last week, it almost seems as if life is coming to a stand-still. Should I be worried? Should I do something about it? These are some questions I explore in this post.
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…