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…

Writing Poetry for Personal Discovery (Including 6 Guiding Principles)

I love writing and sharing what I write. But poetry does something very different for me. It’s a short-cut to my deepest self. This is how it works for me.

Why Do I Write in English? – Language and Personality

I’ve been writing this blog for about 17 months in a language that is not my native tongue. Why did I choose it? What has this language brought me? And who have I become through using it?

Are You Aware of What Winds You Up? (And Can You Get Back Down?)

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?

Letting Go of the Old … To Welcome the New

The last day of the year marks a time for reflection. What served you well in 2020? What do you want to leave behind? This post gives you a short exercise and small ritual to let go of the old and welcome the new… to try out by yourself or share with your loved ones close or far away. Happy New Year!