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?

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.

How to Find Your Creativity (Again)

When we go through our busy lives, it can be easy to lose track of our state of free-flowing creativity. Sometimes we only notice that it’s been gone when we catch a glimpse of it again…

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.

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…